Meditation is a practice in which the focus is on breathing to gain mental or emotional clarity. It’s a strategy to help you achieve a relaxed state of being and move in the direction of achieving inner peace. Americans are soothing their senses and quieting their minds like never before. Studies have shown meditation can reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and other medical conditions just as well as medication.
By learning to focus one’s breathing or attention on a specific thought or activity, meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and enhance clarity and emotional well-being. This is thought to happen because, while in a meditative state, several brain regions are known to be affected at once, and continuous breathing has been shown to increase air and blood flow throughout the body – calming one’s nerves, releasing toxins, and expanding lung tissue. Research has shown that meditation can also strengthen areas of the brain that are responsible for memory and, over time, may increase one’s cognition and attention span. Meditation can also help you build your patience. More than anything else, meditation helps you to quiet the mind, feel more grounded, and live in the present moment. The Mediation sessions will be guided, focusing on breath and healing. Please come and join us!
Fridays at 1:00PM beginning May 12th at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego. For more information, please call (607) 687-4120 ext. 335
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