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Ladies Special-Guided Meditation-Led by Ven. Samten
August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The meditation benefits for women are endless. A consistent meditation practice can change your life by picking away at years of depression, anxiety, anger and stress. By removing these layers, your mind is able to function in its optimal state. Imagine that instead of being held back by negative thoughts and emotions, positivity takes over. It propels you forward. It eases your pain. You have control of your own mind.
For a lot of women, worrying is such a habit that it is uncomfortable to silence worries. They worry that there is something they should be worried about. Meditation allows your mind to realize there is no harm in stillness. It also promotes production of GABA, a mood balancing amino acid. GABA is found to be lacking in people with all kinds of compulsions from drug addicts to shopping addicts to food addicts. When the stress threshold is raised, the space wherein you are relaxed is increased.
For pregnant women:It appears that the benefits of meditation—biological and emotional—pass to a child in the womb through the pregnant woman’s bloodstream.
A study by the Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation in India found that a daily yoga and meditation practice during pregnancy seems to improve birth weight, reduce premature births, and lessen overall medical complications for newborns.
Meditation is a safe way to reduce anxiety and restore the normal functioning of the immune system during pregnancy and childbirth.
Anxiety also reduces pain tolerance. Meditation not only increases pain tolerance by reducing stress hormones, it also helps the body produce endorphins, which go beyond relieving pain to enhancing pleasure.
If all of these reasons were not enough, meditation relieves pain.
Whether you’re suffering back pain or menstrual cramps, meditation can help ease the pain. Pain has a physical and mental component. Meditation helps to focus the mind away from the pain. Pain often causes anxiety and elevated blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure and easing anxiety, meditation eases suffering.
The best part is meditation can be done by any woman. It is a skill that can be taught. Women simply need to be willing and open. While deeper levels of meditation may take awhile to achieve, even from the first basic sessions women improvements in mental and physical health are evident.