How Meditation Activates our Innate Healing Potential
The two main guiding principles of holism are 1) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind.
Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. This process isn’t as complicated as it may sound.
For example, when you meditate you effortlessly enter a state of expanded awareness and inner quiet that refreshes the mind and restores balance. Since the mind and body are inseparable, the body is naturally balanced through the practice of meditation.
In the state of restful awareness created through meditation, your heart rate and breath slow, your body decreases the production of “stress” hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, and you increase the production of neurotransmitters that enhance wellbeing, including serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins.
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools ancient holistic physicians prescribed for balancing the mind and body. Holism also offers many other practices for expanding self-awareness and cultivating your innate state of balance but meditation is by far my favourite healing method – it’s also the least expensive!