Well …after the last several weeks Psycho- Pyrotechnics in Washington DC who doesn’t need to find a quiet corner to have their own ZEN MOMENT. On a daily basis my sensibilities are tested and tried with the injustice of this present moment.
In this psychological environment of disruption, distraction and distortion that wraps our psyche into the form of a pretzel I can imagine that many want to replenish their inner energy…… Let Me Raise My Hand First…..honesty beginning to question our collective sanity.
We can eat the healthiest foods, exercise regularly, and avoid chemicals in our household cleaning products and cosmetics, but if we are not caring for our mind—we will not be optimally healthy. Stress is the white flour and white sugar of the spirit; it will wreck your health from the inside out.
It’s for this reason along with daily routine of exercise, teas, cider vinegar, dark chocolate and healthy simple food; I pray often and in the past several weeks of tension have immersed myself in the Spirit all day long. In this realm of spirit energy which connects me to my ancestors and angels the daily transgressions that I have to hear about from the latest news are put into their proper perspective.
Just like with your fitness goals, you have to be consistent with your meditation/prayer practices to grow that mindfulness muscle! Start with just a few minutes twice a day.
Having spent decades developing my Inner Life at a moment notice all these invisible energies are at my figure tips to create an Instant Zen Moment. While so much of this is difficult for many to understand or even accept there is compelling science that backs up why Living in the Spirit is the Light of Wellness
Telomeres are located at the ends of your chromosomes and kind of look like the plastic parts found at the end of your shoelaces. Longer telomeres are correlated with a longer life span, and shorter telomeres are associated with a shorter life span. Research has proven that meditation can preserve telomere length and reduce cellular stress.
Inflammation plays a part in so many of the health problems we see today. NFk-B is a protein complex that plays a major role in the body’s inflammatory response. A host of clinical studies has showed that NFk-B inflammation can be lowered with meditation.
If it seems like you’re always getting a cold or some kind of illness there is an underlying reason. Several studies done in China showed that meditation improves genetic pathways that control our immune system. It is that entire balance of energies into synchronicity that harmonizes the body functions and enhances its effectiveness. When we tax this system it is impaired in it function and over an extended period of time cannot do its job that results in degenerative diseases.
Several research studies on Hypertension found that a type of meditation, known as Transcendental meditation, can lower blood pressure. In the sixth century St. Nilus of Sinai in developed a specific form of prayer that is practiced around the globe today that synchronizes heart- lung function. Having practiced this for the almost fifty years… my 100/60 blood pressure tells me that it works well!
There have been many studies showing that meditation helps to reduce anxiety. The part of our brain activated with feelings of anxiousness is known as the posterior cingulate cortex. When anxiety is calmed, the anterior cingulate cortex shows this deceased activity. MRIs have consistently demonstrated that meditation actually strengthens this part of the brain.
Research has shown that in many cases meditation is just as effective—if not more effective—than mood-altering medications for improving depression and anxiety. Plus, meditation has no potential side effects! Meditation can increase brain gray matter volume in parts of our brain that control our mood.
Improves Mental Attention
Do you have trouble paying attention or have ADD-like symptoms? Good news, regular meditation is associated with more activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the angular cingulate cortex, the areas of the brain responsible for memory and focus.
Slows Cognitive Decline
Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to regenerate itself by making new neural connections. This slowly decreases over time, but meditation can increase the thickness of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which helps slow down cognitive decline and preserve neuroplasticity.
Lowers Stress Neurotransmitters
Meditation is a natural stress reliever. Scientific studies have shown that meditation can positively regulate the area of the brain that controls stress, known as the subiculum area of the hippocampus
Your Zen Moment
So how much do you have to meditate to get results? A study in the Journal of the American Medical Associate found that an average of 2.5 hours of meditation per week can be enough to reap consistent health benefits. That equates to only 21 minutes a day! Think about how much time we waste on social media. Certainly, we all have 21 minutes to spare to optimize your wellness.