Meditation has been practiced by people from all corners of the world for thousands of years. Almost every culture and religion, from East to West and from Buddhism to Christianity, engages in some form of meditation. There are several good reasons why many people continue to take part in this simple act of sitting and breathing. The spiritual, mental, and physical health benefits of meditation are now recognized by priests, psychologists, and doctors alike. If you are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, meditation can assist you in your recovery journey.
The Benefits of Meditation
The spiritual, mental, and physical health benefits of meditation include:
- Significant Stress Reduction
- Alleviating Anger and Anxiety
- Lowering Heart Rate, Respiration, & Blood Pressure
- Relaxation and Calm
- Treating Insomnia and Trouble Sleeping
- Easing Aches and Other Physical Pains
- Developing a Sense of Satisfaction and Happiness
Meditation & Recovery From Addiction
Many addicts receive great benefits from meditation. Without drugs, addicts can become irritable, depressed, anxious, and also restless. However, with meditation you will practice calming yourself. You will try to gain a feeling of inner peace. You will work towards contentment. You will also learn how to live your life in awareness of the present moment. Addicts regret the past and dread the future. But in the present moment addicts can find peace, joy and serenity.
Meditation can be done in many different ways. It can be practiced as guided meditation with a trained instructor. You can also meditate by just sitting quietly by yourself and focusing on your breathing. At Waters Edge Recovery, Lou’s experience and expertise in the area of mindfulness and meditation can teach you how to be still. You will learn to listen to that still, small inner voice reflecting your true self. This will be of great help to you in your journey to recovery.