When it comes to nurturing the wellness of our self and supporting our "little army" of immune molecules, part of the picture is eating fresh, wholesome meals, hydrating and getting adequate levels of nutrients.
Another part, and a major source of immune support, is managing our stress levels. Stress, especially chronic stress, can be a huge compromiser of our immunity.
Stress inhibiting immunity seems like a bit of a cruel trick at the moment—given the unprecedented times we're currently experiencing globally. As everyone is experiencing, there's a lot of uncertainty around work, food, health—and things are changing rapidly. To put it gently, the world is a little bit hectic right now!
However, should we choose to use it, we all have access to return home to the safety and quiet of our inner world, away from the chaos and noise.
Meditation is one of those means of accessing a rest.
By bringing our focus to our breath, and slowing it down—noticing our inhales, exhales and the space in between—we are communicating to our nervous system that we are safe. That we are not in danger, and we can exit 'fight or flight' mode and enter 'rest and digest'.
While meditation doesn't fix our problems for us, it certainly can clear our minds and put us in a better position to manage them effectively.
Meditation doesn't take time; it makes time.
Join Ben for a guided mediation below. Notice how you feel before and after—we hope this brings you a sense of peace and rest.