Meditation can help you achieve balance in your life. Through mindfulness-based stillness meditation, you can achieve: stress reduction, improved clarity and memory, improved focus and intention, improved immune system response, improved sleep and emotional stability.
Mindfulness meditation assists you to integrate mindfulness into your daily life, developing gratitude, acceptance and awareness of every day life. Guided imagery meditation can be used for goal setting, performance improvement (e.g. public speaking, sports performance and more), mind-body healing, stress reduction, changing habits and beliefs and inner peace. Contemplation meditation can be used to enhance creativity, accelerate problem-solving and can lead to powerful insights.
Physiological changes can be measured immediately after mediation – such as the reduction in cortisol levels in the blood. Physical changes can be measured within three months of commencing regular meditation practice and these are measurable on MRI. The empathy centre (the insula) in the brain increases in size while the threat detector centre (the amygdala) reduces in size. These changes are real, measurable and support what meditators have always known, meditation supports good health, relationships and balance in your self.