About Meditation and Relaxation
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 and relaxation techniques elicits a 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
There are literally thousands of meditation forms or methods being used today. At Serenity, our primary meditation method is Transformation Meditation. This is an easy-to-learn form that reconnects a person to their core self, or pure consciousness, and transforms their life.