We are surrounded with environmental pressures: our job, overuse of electronics, lack of sleep, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyle. It is a vicious cycle.
However, our reaction to stress is just as important. We have a lot more control over how we react to these stresses than we realize!
Stress also changes our genetics. Its management can either lengthen or shorten the ends of our chromosomes, the area known as the “telomeres”. Longer telomeres=longer life.
Meditation alone has been shown to change gene expression, lengthen telomeres and decrease inflammation, with improvement seen in as little as 8 weeks.
Lifestyle changes all work together to improve resiliency, health and longevity. We utilize gentle stretching, breathing techniques, meditation, guided imagery and relaxation practice to help our clients improve stress management and feel peaceful. These items are incorporated into the program so you can practice setting aside a little quiet time daily. Your brain has the ability to form new neural connections-allowing you to feel calmer and more peaceful, even with the very busy lives that we lead.