Meditation: For the Love of the Heart

February is the month of the heart, it seems.  Not only does Valentine’s Day arrive with images of cupids, but perhaps more importantly, February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month.  According to the CDC, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.”  Regular exercise, like yoga, is one of the key ways to prevent heart disease.

And, meditation, one of the elements of yoga, can help your whole body, including your heart.  Meditation reduces stress and the stress reaction process which takes a physiological toll on the body when repeated over and over in a short period of time.  The overloaded system becomes compromised and trouble can seep in. A recent article from Mind Body Green notes, “After an eight-week period of mindfulness meditation, the researchers in a University of Wisconsin, Madison, study reported ‘demonstrable effects on brain and immune function.’” Read the full article here.

Meditation can be intimidating to many of us-  we can’t find the time, we can’t quiet the mind, we can’t sit still, our thoughts keep racing.  These are commonly perceived hurdles.  Blue Heron Wellness offers Meditation classes to help get you started, or support you, on the road to your meditation practice and your heart will love it too!

Click here to see our offereings including Yoga and Meditation, and Meditation: Methods of Mindfulness

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