With the hectic pace and overwhelming amounts of “digital chatter” that flood our world these days, people are constantly seeking an antidote to gain some balance in their lives.
Our stress and tiredness throughout days can make us unhappy, impatient or frustrated, but all of these factors boil down to one major category that can be improved – our health. Looking after our physical health is a common practice for many these days, but theres one area that does’t see as much attention.
When improving health, our mental health can easily be looked over. Yet, science is increasingly validating those claims that if ignored it can actually have some major side affects such as, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Over 600 research studies on just one form of meditation, Transcendental Meditation, indicated the positive effects of this stress reducing technique.
The process of meditation can also help us to understand our own mind – also known as, mindfulness. The most important relationship one can have is with oneself. With this skill we can learn how to transform our mind from positive to negative, from disturbed to peaceful.