Expressions like “cellular regeneration” or “deep cell healing” might have a mystic ring to them. Although, not far from fiction, our bodies are wired to perform these tasks subconsciously. Proponents of healing meditation believe that you can program your mind to restore and rejuvenate your body.
Is It All In Your Mind?
Meditation is a potent means to foster mind-body health, be it on a cellular or spiritual level. Think of your body as a powerful supercomputer with intricately connected parts (trillions in our case). It processes complex data, directs immune responses and even makes required upgrades when necessary. This innate capacity of our body to heal and regenerate can be amped up through healing meditation.
From a cross-cultural viewpoint, people across centuries have put their faith in and practiced spiritual healing. For instance, the Hawaiian Kahuna customs don’t make any distinctions between healers and spiritual practitioners.
Cause And Effect
There is no way to quantify or measure stress, however, you can feel its effect on your body. Ever experienced a stress-induced panic attack? You’ll notice that your heart rate spikes, your breathing becomes heavy and your blood pressure shoots. Constant exposure to high levels of stress can increase the production of cortisol. Too much of this hormone can induce anxiety, stress and even depression.
Healing Meditation To The Rescue
The simplest and most achievable approach to healing is through meditation. There are different types of yoga that are useful for treating various medical ailments, some of which are even acknowledged by reputed medical institutions. Let us see some of the types of meditation that can be helpful for us.
Types Of Healing Meditation
Yoga – this Hindu spiritual practice has garnered worldwide fame because of its positive health implications. It involves controlled breathing, simple concentration (dhyana) and exercising specific body postures to improve fitness and relaxation.
Qigong and Taichi – this form of moving meditation focus on balance and qi (life energy). Additionally, it combines controlled movements and breathing to generate jing (serenity) and sung (releasing tension from muscles and ligaments).
Transcendental meditation – encourages you to attain a sense of spiritual wellbeing and heightened awareness by repeating a mantra- a sound, word or phrase.
Mindfulness– motivates you to fend off negative thoughts through self-analysis. Mindfulness along with heart-centered meditation can regulate stress, improve emotional health and overall happiness.
Guided meditation- visual imagery and relaxing sounds are used as natural stimuli that guide your mind into calmness. For instance, the Japanese practice of forest bathing has proved to reduce stress while promoting health and healing.
Healing meditation is all but an extension of a broader, better lifestyle choice. Nevertheless, it is an important supplement for the body, just like a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and exercise. To conclude it helps you to reconnect with nature (Oh yes! Sunshine and fresh air is a must), your loved ones and most importantly, yourself.