Meditation gives you a rejuvenating break from the stress of everyday living. Clearing and quieting your mind even for a few minutes will energize and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. However, soreness, aches, and pains can undermine what you want to achieve, no matter how still you sit. This is exactly when you can use a good herbal skin care product that is designed to soothe your joints and bones and help you relax and attain a true meditative state.
Everyone can meditate. It seems simple enough. Just clear your mind for a few minutes and relax. It turns out that this takes some practice. Busy thoughts creep in, outside noises intrude, and creaky bones and joints demand conscious attention.
Meditation and Its Benefits
Meditation has been known for thousands of years as a means to quiet the conscious mind and eliminate stressful thoughts. The most important effect of meditation is to encourage the flow of the body’s chi energy, which is the foundation of mental and physical health. Stress can otherwise disrupt and even block the flow of chi energy.
From a modern western scientific perspective, meditation is described in terms of brain wave patterns. Beta waves, which measure at 15-30 Hz (i.e., cycles per second, called Hertz), characterize our alert and awake consciousness. Lower frequency alpha waves (9-14 Hz) indicate relaxed, calm meditation. Even lower frequency theta waves (4-8 Hz) reflect still deeper relaxation and meditation.
Research since the 1970s on the health benefits of spending a few minutes every day in an alpha or beta wave pattern confirms the value of deep meditation. Health information for patients at mainstream medical institutions such as the Mayo Clinic cites the value of meditation. The list includes emotional as well as physical benefits. Emotionally this entails gaining a new perspective on stressful situations, building skills to manage stress, increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present, and reducing negative emotions. Physically, therapeutic benefits include preventing or managing mental and physical illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress.
Stress relief and relaxation that you experience in a meditative state simply make life better.
Role of Skin Care in Meditation
Imagine immersing yourself in a warm bath containing ancient herbs that deepen your meditation by unblocking and renewing the free flow of your chi energy. Herbs for this purpose have been around for at least as long as people have been practicing meditation. This is exactly what the Meditation Soak by Jadience Herbal Formulas was designed to do.
The Meditation Soak not only frees the flow of chi energy, it also addresses the soreness and pain in joints and bones that can be a source of distraction that disrupts a deep meditation. Two of the key herbs, Chinese Clematis root and Stephaniae, specifically help to relieve these potential distractions. In addition, mulberry root bark aids relaxation by lowering blood pressure. Talk about reducing stress!
In addition, you can couple the Meditation Soak with Meditation Pillows containing herbs to help relax for a truly wonderful experience of deep meditative relaxation.