Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Time Magazine Cover Story February 2014

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Time Magazine
The Mindful Revolution
Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent
culture may just be a matter of thinking differently
By Kate Pickert Monday, Feb. 03, 2014
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The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don’t look

particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, I take one in my fingers and examine

it. I notice that the raisin’s skin glistens. Looking closer, I see a small indentation where it once

hung from the vine. Eventually, I place the raisin in my mouth and roll the wrinkly little shape

over and over with my tongue, feeling its texture. After a while, I push it up against my teeth and

slice it open. Then, finally, I chew–very slowly.

 

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Benefits of Meditation

B2 Benefits Meditation

  • Reduces pain and enhances the body’s immune system
  • Reduces feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and confusion
  • Increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
  • Provides a sense of calm, peace and balance
  • Helps reverse heart disease
  • Helps control thoughts
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces Stress

Sources: www.psychologytoday.com, www.mayoclinic.com, www.ineedmotivation.com