Meditation Using Your Mind and Body

 

 

A definition accepted in most dictionaries for meditation is continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature. 

This is really a reflection.

 

Meditation generally involves consciously discounting wandering thoughts and fantasies, calming and focusing the mind, while controlling the breath, improving sensory awareness, and relaxing the body.

 

There is constant two-way communication going on between your body and your mind.

 

Can you remember a time when you thought about a negative experience in your life, and you immediately had a “sinking feeling” in your stomach area? 

 

That is the kind of communication that goes on between your mind and your body.

 

Meditation can help relax your mind so it can help train your body to relax and your brain to be clear. 

 

Recent research has found that not only does your brain communicate with your cells, but your cells will also communicate with your brain and also with other parts of your body.

 

In fact, scientists have recently discovered that we think with not only our brain but our bodies as well.

 

Meditation can help us understand our mind, brain and body functions better. 

 

It is not inaccurate to look at your entire body as being part of your brain.

 

Scientists now say that we are actually a “body brain”. You can communicate with your body and brain through meditation.

 

A key part of your body’s incredible communication system involves your cells’ receptors. This means every cell in your body can have millions of receptors on its face, and each cell has perhaps seventy different types of receptors.

 

In the early 1970s, Candace Pert,Ph.D, proved the existence of these receptors with her own discovery of the opiate receptor. 

 

These receptor molecules float on the cell’s oily outer part of the membrane and also have roots that can reach deep inside the cell.

 

I’m sure that Dr.Pert had to do a lot of meditating as she wrote her wonderful book The Molecules Of Emotion. Dr.Pert says that “the life of a cell, what it is up to at any moment, is determined by which receptors are on its surface, and whether those receptors are occupied by ligands or not.”

 

A ligand is described as a small molecule that will bind itself to a cellular receptor. 

 

Still using mediation to keep my mind clear, I learned that there are three chemical types of ligands. They are the neurotransmitters, the steroids, and the ones that we are most interested in at this time, the peptides. 

 

According to Dr.Pert,  as many as 95 percent of all ligands may be peptides.

 

The receptors and their ligands have come to be seen as ‘information molecules’ – the basic units of a language that are used by cells throughout the organism to communicate across systems such as the endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal, and even the immune system.” 

 

Meditation helps you communicate right with your body, mind and brain, whereby you’re able to send the right information to your cells, organs and also release of the right hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins that, influence good health and put you in a state of physical and emotional wellbeing. 

 

Meditation is easy and you can instantly experience feelings of calmness and relaxation.

 

Meditation provides you with inner strength and makes you much happier.

 

In the next few articles I will write about the benefits of meditation and how to use it to deal with things like anger, insomnia, stress etc. 

 

My guided meditation album, with 8 powerful sessions on overcoming anger, procrastination, manifesting wealth, success, healing and abundance, attaining your highest level of spirituality, building self-esteem, overcoming loneliness, pain, grief etc, will help you start meditating effectively and get you very good results that bring happiness into your life

 

Shalom

 

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