Meditation has been used for centuries to alleviate stress, calm the body, and ease the mind. In its earliest forms, meditation was a religious practice. Many of the modern forms, however, take a more clinical approach and are widely practiced in major hospitals, clinics and schools across the country. The reason for the change is directly correlated to studies of stress and the relaxation response.
Studies performed at the Harvard Medical School and the New England Deaconess Hospital prove that, if left unchecked, continuous stress can lead to a number of serious medical conditions. Practicing meditation elicits a relaxation response that counteracts the damaging effects of continuous tension and stress. Some of the conditions meditation can assist with are:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Fear issues / phobias
- Anger issues
- Addictions / substance abuse
- Insomnia / sleep disorders
- Chronic pain
- Migraines / tension headaches
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disorders
At Serenity Meditation several techniques are offered in a private one-on-one setting, allowing students to learn and grow at their own pace. Focus is placed on relaxing and reconnecting with the inner self, controlling or coping with thoughts, emotions and fears, and creating positive outcomes to challenging situations. While spiritual enlightenment is not a primary goal, some students may experience spiritual awakenings during their journey toward a state of pure awareness of self.
Let Serenity Meditation help guide you along your path toward inner peace and tranquility. The end result will be a better overall mental, emotional and physical health.