Meditation has been shown to help calm down the nervous system. And we also know that when we meditate it is easier to rewire our brains.
Some people notice benefits at once from meditation. For other people it can take sometime, so committing to the process is really important.
What is meditation actually doing for us?
Well, imagine the mind is like a pressure cooker. And each time you think a negative thought or worry, a bit more steam builds up in the pressure cooker. Meditation is like the release valve at the top. Suddenly all the steam comes rushing out. So initially, when we first meditate, there’s a lot of steam to be released. It can feel like we have our eyes closed and we are just having lots of thoughts! But that is perfectly ok. It is still meditation. And it is normal and expected.
Over time what happens? Well, once you release the main steam, then everything gets calmer. And then you get some glimpses of that peace and stillness and happiness. So please be patient with meditation, it will definitely be having positive effects on your health, and you may not see that straight away.
Most of our retrainers find that meditation is brilliant in supporting their recovery. In fact, a few retrainers even say that it was mainly the meditation, you know longer and deeper meditations, that got them better. And they were so grateful that they persevered with meditation and kept going with it no matter what happened. So, I can’t emphasize this enough.
Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogramme.com
Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.
He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv
He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv