On paper germs and viruses may not look as dangerous as a gun pointed at you; when you continue to hear virus facts your mind and body are on full alert, which causes stress. When you focus on solutions and not the threat, fight or flight does not kick in, stress melts and you can think more clearly.
Worrying about what others will think of the uncut grass in your yard may seem silly when compared to a person with the gun pointed at you. Nevertheless, each can put your systems on alert and cause stress.
If something is physically going to hurt you and you can physically stop it or run away, your fight or flight response is a welcome ally as it’s response system shuts down when no longer required. It is not an ally with physiological threats as they can have your body on full alert for days, weeks, months and even years, taking an exhausting toll on your mind, body and spirit.
Your fight or flight response causes your body to release adrenaline and cortisol, raise sugar level in your blood, and more. Elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, plus all the negative things that stress causes.
Stress can cause headaches, sore muscles, rapid heart rate, loss of appetite, teeth grinding, declined sex drive, dizziness, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, lack of energy, indigestion, insomnia, weak immunity, fatigue, slow concentration, low self-confidence, frequent anger, uneasiness, panic attacks, mood swings, nervousness, depressions, feeling as though you could burst to tears, and more of the things you do not want.
The good thing is that you can avoid stress or melt it without drugs or long hours in therapy. In meditation you stop thinking without falling asleep. You slip into that place where there is no one to judge, no need to judge yourself, and unlimited possibilities can unfold.
If stress is effecting your life you probably do not care about the statistics, you simply want it erased. Having a safe raft to navigate through the swamp of artificial energy and the negative happenings around the world as reported by the media is a way to avoid stress.
Have you ever noticed how people who focus on their passion in life, and not their problems are most often happy, healthy people? When you are guided to look beyond your problems you can connect with your passion in life.
CDs may be old school, but with headphones there are no distractions keeping you from one of the most beneficial ancient practices, which is when you change your thoughts and you can change your life.
The first program on Finding Your Solutions introduces you to how you can easily go into meditation. Others who listen for ten days found themselves easily going into the second program with no though; those who listened to the second program for 21 days found themselves looking beyond problems and seeing solutions.
The second program takes you to that beautiful place in nature where you can leave worries, and all the must haves and must dos of the world behind. In this place being in where only solutions grow you can relax and enjoy the freedom or no worry.
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Meditation takes you into a peaceful place where there is no chatter. Being in this peaceful place melts stress, allows you to think more clearly, boosts your immune system, erases the fear that is not helpful. and move forward in the way that is best for you.
When you daily experience the tranquil stillness of meditation you can form the habit of bringing calm into you daily life. Meditations and exercises in both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai help you to expand your awareness without ego. various Japanese exercises Usui Reiki guide you to melt stress; once stress is gone all those side-effects that took a toll on your mental and physical health can begin to heal.
Remember the saying that the wind from one door closing blows open another? When stress and doubt have their hold on you, your view of the opening door can be blocked. The more hectic your life becomes, the it is more open stress.
Your busiest of days can be smoother when you pause and simply stop thinking without falling asleep; this space of no thought allows you to think more clearly when you return to your beta lee (fully awake conscious state) and look at solutions not problems.
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