The Benefits of Meditation are Many & Meditation Works.
Many forms of meditation activate your parasympathetic system.
Meditation Helps by:
- Decreasing blood pressure.
- Reducing anxiety.
- Reducing your heart rate.
- Brings calm.
Transcript of the Audio Segment:
Bannister Wolfe: Hello, Bannister here. Let’s continue to Think Healthy! We’re going to talk about meditation.
Lately, a lot of research is showing that meditation has actual physiological effects on our bodies.
This basically means that meditation affects the way our brain and body interact with our environment. So what does meditation actually do?
Doctor Puja: Some forms of meditation work by activating our parasympathetic system. Meditation works to activate your body’s ability to calm itself down. This decreases your heart rate, it increases your focus and has been shown to reduce your blood pressure.
Bannister Wolfe: And that’s Doctor Puja.
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One technique that you can use- it’s called Grounding.
Here’s how to do it. Visualize an orange. Now, imagine that you’re peeling that orange. Now, pay attention to the textures, the smells, the shape of the peel. Visualize everything and that’s it. You’re now meditating!Dr. Puja Uppal, DO
Bannister Wolfe: Do this a couple of times a day. By taking a few moments for us every day, what we’re actually doing is we’re telling our body and mind to relax. We’re literally reducing the stress that’s floating in our system. And, that’s always a good thing! So, find a few minutes, meditate, and we’ll see you next time.