The human body is the physical manifestation of your mind. Emotions, feelings and thoughts can trigger psychological responses that create an ailment in your body, such as depression, anxiety or stress.
Meditation is an essential tool for healing the body, as it increases self awareness and helps to control 'emotional pollution' - negative thoughts, feelings and emotions that are a drag on your overall health, like jealously, fear, anger or doubt.
It also reduces the'stress response' by decreasing blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol levels. This enables the body to return quickly and efficiently to a state of equilibrium following a stressful event, preventing harmful reactions that could be associated with illness or disease.
In addition, meditation has been shown to positively affect the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies in healthy individuals, and by reducing chronic inflammation, a key factor in the healing process.
A large number of research studies have found that meditation decreases stress, increases the body's relaxation response and enhances the immune system.
Meditation can help to restore and heal a range of common physical ailments, such as psoriasis, insomnia or arthritis. It can also alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as fibromyalgia, asthma and migraine headaches.
Practicing breathing techniques and relaxation meditations, especially those that increase the mind-body connection, are excellent starting points for healing.
Adding a sound bath to your healing meditation can further assist the body's natural processes. If you are unable to meditate in a quiet space, try pairing your practice with an audio recording of soothing sound, such as a crystal alchemy bowls or a healing music track.