We all have days where we wish we could just turn back those slippery hands of time and maintain our youth for as long as possible.
There may be ways around grey hair, anti wrinkle creams for aging eyes but did you know there is now also a way to reverse biological aging through meditating?
It actually gives us the ability to turn the clock back.
The one thing that research has shown is that meditation has the ability to affect hormones.
Regular meditation has been found to increase a hormone called melatonin. It is so powerful that the hormone, manufactured in the brain, has been dubbed the ‘miracle drug from within’.
Melatonin is also believed to be essential to feelings of happiness and well-being.
Low melatonin levels have been linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, PMS, cancer and more.
Meditation has also been found to lower blood pressure and bring physiological changes that are the opposite to those that happen during the stress response.
"There’s a reason why experienced meditators live so long and look so young."
Eva Selhub, MD, medical director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute.
So if you are meditating not only are you turning back the clock but you are actually happier too.
Can that be right?
Well yes, and for those of you who regularly meditate you will already be reaping the benefits.
It’s not just for Buddhists but anyone interested in relaxing, NLP, and exploring their mind.
When world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche described beautifully, “the gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime,” I think he was spot on.
But don’t just take my word for it; listen to what these masters of meditation have to say.
“Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being.”
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”