The Doctor is In: The transformative practice of Meditation
There are many things in life that are beyond our control. Highly stressed people and relief can be hard to find.
As part of a weekly segment, “The Doctor Is In,” Celine McNeilis-Kline, E.dD stopped by Sunrise 7 Thursday morning to discuss the transformative practice of Meditation.
McNeilis-Kline said by engaging in meditation participants can learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.
Meditation is growing in popularity with not only cultivating a calm, positive state of mind but can cost virtually nothing. The practice is also safe for all ages and genders. It can also be done in almost any location.
“With regular work and patience, these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind,” said McNeilis-Kline. “Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life” (Buddhist Center).
Maybe you have tried meditation before or want to learn or explore meditation. The Croi Croga studio in Wausau is offering a three-week course. It’s a three-part workshop on Meditation. Each session will include: mini presentation on meditation, breathing practice, a guided meditation/progressive relaxation and a dharma talk. To learn more visit the link at the bottom of the page.
Each session will include: mini presentation on meditation, breathing practice, a guided meditation/progressive relaxation and a dharma talk.
Just a few of the benefits to practicing Meditation such as:
lower blood pressure
improved blood circulation
lower heart rate
slower respiratory rate
lower blood cortisol levels
more feelings of well-being
"The ultimate benefit of meditation is liberation of the mind from attachment to things it cannot control, such as external circumstances or strong internal emotions. The liberated, or “enlightened,” practitioner no longer needlessly follows desires or clings to experiences, but instead maintains a calmness of mind and sense of inner balance" (University of Wisconsin neuroscience lab director Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.).