By Laura Silva / Source: The Silva Method
As Silva students, we're fortunate enough to have tips and techniques that can naturally help us achieve happiness. This of course, include meditation, which is the key ingredient used in all of Silva Method's exercises.
Meditation helps us to relax our mind and body while giving us physical as well as inner peace. It heals stress, anxiety as well as depression.
We already know that engaging in activities that relieve you from stress, anxiety and depression, such as meditation, can reduce the negative energies in our system leading to happiness.
Unfortunately, there are still so many out there who have yet to experience its wondrous benefits.
So, in their quest to achieve happiness, they try various methods that may include medication, drugs and other adrenaline-rushing activities which just aren't healthy in the long run.
For this reason alone, I am very happy to see that meditation is being recognized more and more in the medical world for its natural and permanent benefits.
Here's an article written by Janis Whitlock (MPH, PhD), which talks about the increasing number of those addicted to unnatural methods in their quest to find happiness, but with less than positive results.
According to Janis, with the quest for happiness, as it is socially and culturally defined in most western nations, comes heightened risk for addictions of all sorts - particularly for youth.
The article elaborated on the science of addiction, which reveals that when someone struggles with substance abuse or process addictions present in our culture such as food, sex, gambling, self-harming behaviors, or even excessive Internet usage or workaholism, the pay-off is the same: increased levels of "feel good" chemicals.
All of these behaviors increase levels of "happiness" chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, endogenous opiods, and norepinephrine - at least for a short while.
Meditation, meanwhile, provides the much sought-after positive and permanent qualities that so many are searching for:
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