It’s a known fact that meditation is great for the mind.
Meditation allows us to focus on the present moment and use positive energy to help us be our best selves.
It’s kinda like you’ve pressed the reset button on your worries for the day – and you can benefit from just living in the now.
So, meditation is good for our minds, but what about our bodies?
Our mind and body share a connection, so it stands to reason that if one is benefiting from something, then so is the other.
Meditation helps you to relax your body, which then allows you to focus your mind – and vice versa.
At the end of your meditation practice, your mind and body should feel the benefits – but what about physical healing?
Is healing meditation the real deal, or just a myth? Read on for my top tips and advice on everything related to physical healing during meditation.
Can meditation heal the body physically?
When struggling with chronic pain, then what was once a simple day-to-day chore can now be challenging.
This leads to frustration, which in turn makes it hard for people who’re experiencing this pain to create positive energy.
To heal your body, then first, you need to create a calm place for your mind.
Many people claim to have found that their injuries and pain have improved due to meditation practice.
The mind is far more powerful than most people give it credit for – thoughts, emotions, fears, dreams, and our own unique personality traits are all stored there.
It’s easy to overlook our mind, while subconsciously adding more-and-more pressure to it.
If you’re injured or have a serious health problem, then this, in turn, will cause your mind extra strain.
Processing your anguish of having to deal with this is tiring for your mind.
It makes sense that if your brain isn’t happy, then your body will take longer to heal – and life will seem more challenging.
I believe that if you tune into a calm and focused state of being, and switch off from your worries for a few minutes, then meditation will help you to de-stress.
If you feel stressed and anxious, then your body, in turn, reacts to this.
Stress makes the body go into survival mood.
Too much stress is detrimental and can cause health issues such as fatigue, high blood pressure, depression, and a weakened immune system.
As amazing as your body is, it can only do you much at once. Overloading it with overthinking, stress and negativity will, in turn, affect the healing process.
Meditation has the opposite effect of stressing on our bodies – it helps our minds and bodies to stay calm and repair.
How do you meditate for healing?
As amazing as meditation can be – you mustn’t go into healing meditation with the belief that you’ll be healed by the end of your first session.
Setting yourself unrealistic expectations won’t put you in the best positive mindset for healing. Instead, it will just stress you out.
Injuries and illnesses are real – but the pain is in our mind. Therefore, healing meditation is a great way of focusing our positive energy into helping to ease this pain.
If you have a broken leg, then you won’t be able to run on it tomorrow. But hopefully, meditation will leave you with a more optimistic outlook on your life.
So, you want to try healing meditation, but you don’t know how to start?
Don’t worry, as there are plenty of guided meditation videos out there to help you.
Guided meditation means that all you have to do is find a quiet place, switch off from the world, and relax!
Here is the link to a 15-minute guided meditation video, which focuses on healing yourself from the inside out.
Grab a moment
If you’re more of the independent type, and following a video isn’t your thing then here are some tips for going it alone:
- find a quiet place – after all, it’s far easier to focus if you haven’t got TV noise blaring out.
- Focus on your breathing.
- Switch off with the relaxation response, here’s a link with all you need to know about it.
- Play around with different meditation techniques until you find the one that works best for you.
Healing meditation is likely to have more beneficial effects if, at first, you work on being mindful.
Mindfulness is all about staying in the present moment and not getting drowned out by your past.
When your health declines, it’s easy to lose yourself in the past and dwell on what you used to be able to do.
It’s easy to let negative thoughts pull you down, especially during a taxing time in your life.
You can’t change the past or what happened in it, but you can pave the way for a brighter future – you can do this by focussing on the present moment.
The practice of mindfulness is all about setting some time each day aside for yourself.
Focus on the positives of your day, be kind to yourself, note down aspects of your life you love, set yourself realistic goals, and focus on the now.
How do you heal your body while you sleep?
Sleep is a magical-like time for our bodies.
This is a chance for us to heal, both mentally and physically.
Have you ever woken up and your stubbed finger feels better, or your headache has disappeared?
Well, that’s the magic of sleep.
Sleep-time means the body gets a break – especially our heart and muscles, as they can relax from the strains of daily life and recharge.
Therefore, sleep is a great time for your body to heal.
So, is there a way you can speed up this healing process? Read on to find out if there’s a way of improving your overall sleep time healing powers?
Get enough sleep
Sounds simple enough – but the truth is that many of us have found that we struggle to get enough zzzs.
It’s scientifically proven that our body needs, on average, 8 hours of sleep a night for it to do all its jobs.
If we don’t get this, then chances are you’ll spend the next day feeling like a zombie.
It’s hard to be optimistic when tiredness kicks in, so getting enough sleep is crucial to our internal healing process.
Give your brain a chance to switch from day to night – don’t use your phone an hour before bedtime.
Caffeine stays in your blood system for up to 8 hours, so don’t drink any after 3 pm.
Don’t give in to daytime naps – When you’re tired, it might seem tempting to take that afternoon nap.
Don’t do it, as this is likely to upset your body’s internal sleep clock and cause you another sleep a disrupted night.
Meditation for Physical Healing:
Meditation for healing has the power to make you feel refreshed and glowing.
To benefit from this, you also need to be willing to put the effort in.
But hey, what’ve you got to lose? If healing meditation does work, then it could help you generally feel better about many aspects of your life.
Many people use meditation for healing of their mind and body. This can have an effective influence on our spiritual wellbeing.
Through a guided meditation video or trying your own exercises – meditation is a great way to be at one with your body and allow yourself to heal both mentally and physically.