Meditation to Alleviate Stress

 Meditation for Stress Relief

There are so many health issues today and the biggest culprit is stress.  Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations–whether they are real or perceived.  When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. Our bodies are designed to handle small doses of stress. But, we are not equipped to handle long-term, chronic stress without ill consequences.

The results of long-term stress can lead to cardiovascular disease, eating disorders and mental health problems.  So,  reducing your stress levels can not only make you feel better right now but may also protect your health long-term.

According to Natural News, the hormone cortisol, produced when the body is under stress, actually blocks the absorption of vitamin D. So, while you may be getting plenty of sunshine, all of that vitamin D could be going to waste.

My suggestion is learning to relax.  Learning meditation is one of the most powerful ways to reduce stress.  There are many different ways to meditate and options to help you get into that state of mind. Here is one you may find helpful from Deepak Chopra.