The teenage years are often a stressful time - for both young people & their parents. Acne, bullying, depression & mood swings, eating disorders, exam pressures, changing relationships, experimentation with alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex & raging hormones - and that's just before lunch!
Self-harming & suicide rates are alarming amongst teenagers: recent statistics show that -
Meditation & relaxation are valuable tools for reducing stress & balancing energy. Research has clearly demonstrated the effects of regular meditation on many physical ailments including high blood pressure, heart disease, pain, sleep disturbances & skin diseases.
The physical & emotional benefits of meditation can be felt immediately & are believed to be caused by a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol1. Meditation can also affect physiological & psychological well-being - even brain function 2.
"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself for this life" The venerable Sogyal Rinpoche, Buddhist teacher from Tibet.
Meditation classes for adults are also available at May Bank Homeopathy & Reiki Practice.
1. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1997 22: 277-95 2. JAMA, 2008; 300: 1350-2.