Meditation & Your Health

Meditation has become increasingly more popular among western medicine and neuroscience. Research and studies have shown how meditation is beneficial and a powerful preventive tool to living healthy and consciously. Meditation has shown us how our brain can be rewired so our mind connects with positive thoughts, like peace and happiness. Meditation can also help us increase our mental focus and clarity so we know what to do in difficult situations. It can all be easier said than done but all we need is practice. Consistent meditation can have huge benefits, studies have shown meditation decreases the side effects of stress.


Stress affects our health and immunity. It affects our sleep, mood, and appetite. Conditions like ulcers, heart disease, low immunity, diabetes, asthma all have a noted relationship to stress. Not only does stress affect our physical health but it also affects our emotional well-being. When we are constantly being triggered in a stressful state we may find ourselves experiencing the ups and downs of anxiety and depression. You may feel trapped in this cycle. We can’t always prevent stress, loss, difficulty, or trauma but we can prevent how we react to them. Meditation teaches us how to alter our responses to stress by training the mind in keen observation, concentration and emotional stability.

Meditation helps us understand our own mind. It teaches us how our brain works and how to transform our thoughts from negative to positive, disturbed to peaceful, sad to happy. As I have embarked on my own meditation practice I have found how meditation can help me have a healthier mind, body, and spirit. I am interested in exploring and teaching meditation and all the different ways we can experience a peaceful mind. I teach classes that use gentle movement, pranayama or breathing techniques, mantra or affirmations, self-massage and much more! Contact me about classes.

Meditation isn’t about trying to throw yourself away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.
— Pema Chodron
Rachel Skinner