As physical distancing measures continue, more people are turning to meditation: a practice that has been used by many different cultures and in many different ways, but always to quiet the mind and make us less reactive.
In recent years, research on meditation has shown that it may improve immune response, and also decrease stress and depression.
With everything that is happening in the world today, with everything that is out of our control, could meditation be the key to surviving quarantine?
“We’re all feeling intense emotions right now,” says Jessica Morey, a mindfulness meditation teacher. “We’re cycling through panic and fear and overwhelm and sadness. A meditation practice can help us learn how to be with these intense emotions and shift toward compassion or recognise moments of joy.”
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“How to meditate when it feels like everything is out of control” by Steph Auteri
on Guardian [8 April 2020]
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