A friend recently asked about the benefits of Guided Imagery. How does tuning into grace and ease for healthier living sound to you? Here’s the definition: Guided Imagery is a relaxation technique in which words, sounds, and music are used to evoke positive mental images, feelings, and thoughts. There are over a thousand studies confirming Guided Imagery and meditation can aid health, improve focus, reduce stress, and enhance well-being. Children also benefit from leaning into positivity.
All of us can use a little peace from daily stress and the over-active monkey-mind. That’s the chatter of thoughts, many times negative, that seem to go on endlessly. Meditation and Guided Imagery are one of the best tools we have to build brain elasticity and counter negativity and stress. Guided meditation is so easy–turn on, tune in, and power up your life. Plus, guided imagery can lead to an increase in positive experiences, and connect us to the present moment. Ample research concludes that having a regular practice of Guided Imagery and meditation produces benefits for mental and physical wellbeing. Some of these include:
- Decreased anxiety, depression, and sleep issues
- Reduced blood pressure and hypertension
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Less production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline
- More efficient oxygen use by the body and improved immune function
- Plus, increasing the anti-aging hormone DHEA
It’s an exciting time because the research in quantum physics shows that your perception of reality affects and may even alter your reality. So if the majority of the time you are experiencing negative thinking and beliefs, that is what you will draw into your life. So focus on the good–lean into positivity and gratitude–and watch how your health and wellbeing improve! Check out our Guided Imagery programs at HeartTalkNow.com. We even have one you can download for free.
Wishing you peace!
Vicki Atlas is a Certified Guided Imagery Practitioner and Meditation Coach. Atlas is passionate about bringing more peace to children and helping educators and parents awaken to their best life. You can connect with her on Twitter and email her at Vicki@HeartTalkNow.com