Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind and focusing on the present moment.
One of the most important benefits of meditation is promoting relaxation. When we relaxed our parasympathetic nervous system is activated, causing a lowered heart rate, a sense of calm, and a decreased release of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
The benefits of reducing stress are widely known and it can diminish the symptoms of many health conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation. Reducing stress also makes us feel good and can boost our energy and self-confidence.
Below is a 15 minute rejuvenative meditation that you can try when you feel stressed.