I meditate everyday, sometimes twice a day, I can feel the change in my approach towards everything because of it. When I tell people we should meditate to combat the negative things we are dealing it, I don’t think they believe me. Maybe it’s because I didn’t believe it at first, I was fascinated by the concept but I thought yo myself, “how could being still help depression?”. In an article Melania Lizano wrote she answers my question and so much more. Check it out.

Patients usually understand when I recommend meditation to control stress in their lives, even when I prescribe it for anxiety or depression. But when I suggest that my patients learn to meditate to help them lose weight, change bad habits, or deal with disease, they seem surprised. They always ask how meditation could possibly help them deal with things like fibromyalgia, migraines, or chemo treatments, and they surely doubt it could help them control their weight.

But it does.

Although meditation originated as a spiritual practice, with origins dating back thousands of years, its popularity in Western culture is based on its powerful ability to control stress. Today, stress and anxiety are common causes of illness and can lead to chronic disease. Read More