Nikki Veliz | Meditation Coach & Yoga Teacher

How Meditation Helps With Stress

We all get stressed. And sometimes it feels like a bit of a competition about how busy, tired and stressed we are!

At one point in my life I didn’t realize how chronically stressed I was until I ended up at the doctor’s office. And was hooked up to an ECG machine to see if I was having a heart attack! I was 28.

Yes, clearly stress can get out of control!

So what can you do about it?

Here’s where meditation comes in!

Meditation is a powerful stress release tool.

When you meditate, your breath rate slows, your heart rate and blood pressure goes down, your muscle tension decreases.

Your body releases endorphins when you meditate – those feel good hormones that you can get from exercise, chocolate and sex! Meditation makes you feel good!

Your mental state changes to become more positive because your stress symptoms like anxiety are released.

Your brain physically changes over time! The grey-matter in your amygdala decreases which is awesome because it’s known to play a significant role in stress!

Meditation changes you physiologically, psychologically and emotionally.

When you’re stressed out, you’re more vulnerable to catching bugs.

Have you ever been through a stressful time and ended up having to take time off work because you’re sick?

Yes, sadly, being stressed lowers your immune system. You will get sick more often.

But guess what? Meditation boosts your immune system!

Those endorphins I mentioned before? Well they also play a part in our immune system! Meditating releases endorphins!

Endorphins stimulate the production of ‘natural killer cells’. And these natural killer cells hunt down and destroy harmful bacteria and viruses. Hurrah!

Meditation also increases the production of melatonin. You might have heard of people taking melatonin to help them sleep. Well melatonin also acts as a powerful antioxidant! It destroys harmful free radicals, which cause destruction at a cellular level. And meditation increases the production of DHEA. DHEA is key to boosting immune function. So it’s incredibly helpful in fighting off potential infections.

So how are you feeling right now? Fighting another cold? Stressed out?

Try these “3 Scientifically Proven Tips To Eliminate Stress Fast & Feel Instantly Relaxed!” for FREE! 

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