January is Thyroid Awareness Month - a month typically focused on promoting increased visibility and awareness of thyroid issues. But what if during this Thyroid Awareness Month, in addition to helping spread the word and make more people aware of thyroid disease, thyroid patients also took the opportunity to turn their focus inward?
One way to accomplish this inward focus is meditation. Meditation in general has a number of proven benefits. Meditation…
- can help reduce the effects of stress on the body
- can help dissipate accumulated stress
- can lower blood pressure
- can lower anxiety
- can reduce tension-related pain
- helps improve serotonin production
- improves the immune system
- helps increase energy
- sharpens the mind
- improves mood
If you are looking for a stress-busting way to incorporate relaxation and healing into your thyroid treatment approach, consider incorporating meditation.
You don’t have to become a guru, or sit in the lotus position for hours a day, to enjoy the benefits of meditation. To help thyroid patients enjoy the health benefits and healing power of meditation, Demo DiMartile of One Light One Spirit has created the Thyroid Meditation, an audio meditation with music. The Thyroid Meditation — available as a CD or as an audio download – is a guided meditation, designed as an empowerment tool for thyroid patients, to help you get in touch with and communicate with your body, align your body/mind/spirit, and aid in lowering your stress responses.
Here’s a six-minute sample from the Thyroid Meditation to get you started.