Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) February 14, 2008
Meditation, once viewed by many as exotic and "out there," has reached the mainstream world with bells on. This ancient modality is catching on because, more and more, people are looking for an outlet from their stressful lives. And it works ... though there is something even better.
"Meditation is an attempt to quiet and focus your mind in order to attain inner peace," says Hale Dwoskin, CEO of The Sedona Method and a featured teacher in the #1 blockbuster bestselling book and movie, "The Secret."
And meditation has proven benefits that range from increased well-being to pain relief. For instance:
- People who meditated for eight weeks produced more antibodies to a flu vaccine, which indicates it changed immune function in a positive way.
- Meditation may help you maintain your ability to remember and focus on details as you age, according to research by Sara Lazar of Harvard Medical School.
- Meditation lowers anxiety, depression, anger, and fatigue, causes a significant decrease in stress-related cortisol, and results in an increase in immunoreactivity.
- Meditation and similar mind-training disciplines can cause short-term and long-term changes in the inner workings of your brain.
- A recent study in PAIN found that people with chronic back pain who meditated for eight weeks had a decreased amount of pain and an improvement in physical function.
However, while meditation can indeed be beneficial, it has one drawback, and a major one at that: it can take years, decades even, to learn how to do it correctly. And from there you must practice it for a significant amount of time daily to receive the benefits.
"While learning how to meditate is a very noble and worthwhile endeavor," Dwoskin says, "for most people this is easier said than done."
The point of meditation is to quiet your mind by freeing it of anxiety and stress, allowing you to keep a more positive, peaceful focus. This is very similar to the impact The Sedona Method can have on your life. However, The Method, which works by teaching you how to tap into your inner ability to release negative and upsetting emotions, can be learned in a matter of days, and works instantly, on the spot.
You can also use The Sedona Method along with your meditation practice for even greater benefits.
"The Sedona Method enhances and supports meditation in many ways," Dwoskin says. "First off, as you release you naturally become more quiet with your mind, which translates to an immediate lessening of thinking that lasts all day long."
"Also, as you release before, during and after meditation your meditations get deeper and more profound," Dwoskin continues. "This occurs because every time you release you are eliminating the tendencies that cause the distress that meditation helps you to move away from."
So if you love to do meditation, and you have the time to devote to it, you can use The Sedona Method to get an even deeper experience. For those of you who don't have the time, or the patience, to learn the more involved process of meditating, you'll find that The Sedona Method is a worthy alternative.
"You will find that not only do your meditations get deeper with The Sedona Method," Dwoskin says, "but that you will -- in short order -- discover that a few minutes of releasing will become equivalent in feeling to hours of meditation."
Right now everyone can get the free Insiders Guide to The Sedona Method email course sampler by inputting just their name and email in the sidebar on the right at http://www.sedona.com/meditation.aspx.
For more insights on the topic of releasing, Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method, featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews. Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.Sedona.com.