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Meditate to your Good Health

Updated on August 3, 2012

Stress is considered evil ‘cause it is the number one cause of all the diseases and problems existing in our lives. We, humans stress a lot. We stress on teeny-weeny stuff that exists around us.

What is the outcome?

The outcome of stress is that it puts a lot of pressure on our pituitary gland, which is the “Master Gland.” This Gland is responsible for the production of hormones, which regulate all organs and the growth of our body. Stress can mal-function the regulator button of our body; the pituitary gland and that can create havoc in our biological cycle.

How can we regulate our stress?

Stress is caused by our thoughts. What we think, is the outcome of what we believe and that belief can make us act upon. This action can be injurious to our health especially when it’s a negative deed. This deed can in turn regulate our hormones. If the deed is negative the hormones play havoc in the body but if the deed is a positive one, the hormones tend to play music to one’s body.

What about joy? What impact does joy has on our body?

Joy is like music to the ears. When a person is happy, he aspires to dream big and that gives a kick to his mental being, which affects his immunity level and he can defend his body from various bugs. Happiness is good for the mind and the body. No wonder, there are laughter camps, where adults are forced to laugh.

How can we control our thoughts and always be happy?

The Mantra for liberation is to be aware of our thoughts.

Awareness of our thoughts can liberate us from the pothole of sorrows.


This can be achieved if we devote some time to our mind. Give a few minutes each day to talk to your mind and listen to it.

How can that happen?

  • •Detach from the environment
  • •Keep your cell phone or computer or any kind of distraction away from you. At least 5 feet away from you!
  • •Sit comfortably
  • •Close your eyes
  • •Listen to your mind
  • •It will wander
  • •Let it wander. After a few minutes you will observe the mind has nowhere to go except be with you at the moment.
  • •Enjoy this moment
  • •Be in it. There are moments when a person falls asleep. It’s okay to do so.
  • •When you open your eyes. You will be so fresh. It will be as if you slept for a good 6-8 hours.
  • •That is the wonder of awareness.

This kind of activity if done on a daily basis will make you aware of your thoughts at all times. Whenever you feel or see anything that is against your wishes, you will start to talk within your self (This sure sounds crazy!) but this therapy makes you ponder over your stress and you will come up with the solution. (I guarantee it!)

How can that happen?

Humans are intelligent souls with loads of energy in them. It’s just that we are not aware of it and do not ponder within ourselves to dig and bring it out.

Stress is the number one bug around us and is eating us ALL. It is the root cause for all the diseases and we have the instincts to recognize it and curb it. We are the practitioners of our own health. We can treat the disease before it invades our body.

Look within your self and meditate to your good health.



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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Though I am knowledgeable about most alternative therapies including yoga and meditation, I am not a regular. I mostly meditate when I feel restless. I should make it a point to meditate regularly. Awesome hub, voted up!

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Meditation is something I would like to add to my daily routine but have not mastered yet. Great hub explaining the importance and technique to reduce stress. I may have to find guided meditation I can put on my IPOD. Voted up!

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Hey! this is beautiful! I love the way you have connected stress and explained it with biology!

      Makes so much sense, and yes now I am surely AWARE of it!. Great writeup, voted up and shared :)

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Excellent Hub and you made it so simple for us all to do it. Thanks for sharing this.

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Thank you Ruchira. I used to meditate regularly but I haven't in quite some time. Life just get's in the way. I will make it a point to start again because it did help me feel better rested.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great suggestions. I need to seriously look into this. I have hyperactive energy and it would be great to get some balance. I didn't realize it was good for health too! Excellent!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      I'm starting up yoga classes when the new semester starts! Yoga is an outstanding way to keep your health in check and keeping yourself calm. My school offers free yoga classes, so I'm definitely signing up!

      Great hub and sharing, Ruchira!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Great hub!!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      I enjoy meditating and I've gotten away from it in recent months. You've just reminded me that I need to start back up in earnest! I know when I meditate, I almost become "psychic," too. It's incredible the transformation that happens! Thanks for sharing this!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      I love this hub Ruchira. Meditation is so important for good mental and physical health. Like Sunshine625, I like to walk and concentrate on the beautiful elements outdoors. Another way I love to meditate and relax is to sing. I love your tips and suggestions. Thumbs up and definitely shared! Lisa

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Stress can be deadly if left unchecked.

      I used to do Yoga and meditate quite a lot.

      I still do meditate and find it very refreshing.

      The yoga I have given up on. Too strenuous.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I like to walk and do yoga for to reduce stress OR laugh alot, a whole lot. I've tried meditation, but with my short attention span it didn't work well for me. Excellent hub!:)

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Meditation is the best way to beat stress, excellent pointers and information in your hub. Voted up.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      thanks loveloveme, falling asleep is okay in the initial stages 'cause that is also relaxing the mind. good luck in your future endeavors!

      thanks Rajan. Feels good to hear appreciation from a profound knowledgeable person, like you! Namaste!

      hi melovy, I gotta check out your hubs. it's always a pleasure to read your perspective. thanks for stopping by!

      Thanks lesley. Yes, stress is the root cause of all the diseases today. Good luck!

      Thanks Susan for dropping by. I am pretty sure, this will help you. Good luck, my friend!

      Hi rebecca,

      yes stress can be bad and I am glad you agree with the above. Thanks and good luck!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I find that meditation does make a difference in stress levels. Your statement that it is as good as having an eight hour sleep really proves the value of this practice. Great tips and so helpful.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      This is such a good idea, I used to meditate or sit quietly at certain times of the day, but haven't done it for such a long time, thanks for the reminder, great hub and voted up and shared! nell

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      That is another powerful one from,the great Ruchira. I voted up for sure.

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      Marie Giunta 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I have meditated for many years as well as enjoyed yoga and have found both to be very beneficial for my health. I recommend this hub to anyone who needs to handle the stress in their lives better, thanks for the information Ruchira. Voted useful.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Taking a moment of ten to twenty minutes a day just to meditate and relax definitely benefits your health in the long run. You definitely give a great source of information here that I definitely must try out with my meditation :) When i sit back and relax, I usually play some relaxation music, soundscapes, or simply listen to romantic music (such as Chopin or Liszt) and let the music play for twenty minutes or so to relax. Closing your eyes and listening to music is a great way to enhance your meditation experience :)

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Yes meditation can reduce the vulnerability to stress and increase our quality of life. If you do it regularly, every day, you will start feeling the benefits of meditation. Thanks for providing this information. Voted up.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for reminding us to de stress with meditation. Interesting information on how stress affects the body through the pituitary gland.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always try to push stuff out of my mind that is stressful and it doesn't work all that well. I'm going to start today with what you've suggested here.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, it's quite frightening what stress can do to our bodies - excellent suggestions Ruchira, thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes lesley

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Ruchira, I so agree with you that awareness is the key to reducing stress. I've tried various types of meditation and though I don't currently do formal 'sit' meditation I do meditate several times throughout the day in a very similar way to your suggestion here. It helps to see that we are not our thoughts.

      I notice one of my hubs has come up as a related one! As we both write on this topic often I guess that's not surprising.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You're so right Ruchira. Stress not only drains us out mentally but physically as well and meditation is the only remedy to relieve it.

      You have explained how to go about doing this very well.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.


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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Thanks for sharing.

      I've tried meditating before in the past and usually fell asleep but I know someone who meditates 30 mins daily to help lower stress level and it does wonders for him.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Frank,

      I agree it sure is hard to take time to do this but, gotta prioritize things in life when water goes above one's head...I hope you can spare some time in your day and try to make it a ritual :) wishing you luck, my friend!

      Hi Sholland,

      Thanks for your vote of confidence. yes, we gotta listen to our mind 'cause if we don't take creates a havoc on our body. wishing you peace and joy, my friend!

      Hi Urmilla,

      I am happy to know that you have made this your ritual. I wish you peace and joy, my friend. My you find comfort from your pain via this channel.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Ruby,

      Yes, I know you are an individual of poise and balance and that can come only when one pauses and reflects on one's thoughts. Wishing you lots more moments of peace and happiness, my friend!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Hi Ruchira, very well said. Meditation is a great remedy for stress. I have so much stress in my life that without yoga and meditation, impossible to live. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Ruchira, you are so right about stress taking over our minds and bodies. I will try your technique of "listening to my mind." Thank you for sharing! :-)

      Great Hub! Votes and shared!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Ruch a very wll written hub.. but it's so hard to seperate yourself from regular routines.. but if I can I bet this would help a great deal.. thank you so much for sharing bless you

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, As you know, I am a BIG believer in meditation. It has brought me through many struggles.. All of your suggestions are good ones. Thank you for sharing...

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Paula,

      No wonder...I see this poise person in you :) wishing you many peaceful days wishes always!!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira.......I'm working on it......each day I make it a point to take some time in solitude........comfort, quiet and introspect. It's become more of a necessity than a treat.

      I am so done with stress. What a waste of our precious time. Every moment we spend, worrying, working on "perceived" a moment of peace and joy we deny ourselves.

      You have said so very much in this hub, Ruchira.....that we all need to heed. And meditation comes in many styles and colors!! Thank you ......UP++

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Terry,

      Well said indeed. I wish we had a spray for stress. Life would be soo much

      Hi girishpuri,

      Thank you for your vote of confidence. Always a pleasure to hear from you!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Bill,

      You are a wise man and am sure the reason you don't stress is 'cause you have taken life well (as indicated in your hubs!) I can assure you this will make you climb one step higher towards nirvana...cheers, my friend!

      Hi MarleneB,

      I agree exercise is also a good way to de-stress 'cause it releases endorphins, which help regulate stress. My concern is to curb it before this stress starts to eat us..thus, awareness and for that we gotta think of what we "think". Good luck, my friend!

      Hi Kelly,

      You are awesome girl. Love ya!! My whole family is addicted to Angry birds and we all hussle to beat each other. To be aware of one's breath and one's thought is tremendous and I always wish you the best!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never done this, but your suggestions are excellent Ruchira! I don't have much stress in my life but I can still see how this would be rewarding. Thank you for the information and have a great weekend.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Quite nice! Whenever I want to de-stress, I walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes. I don't do anything else. All I have to look at is a blank wall. It causes me to "think". I have never tried just sitting and thinking. I'll give it a try.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I have never really given meditation a good try but I play angry birds as a stress reliever every night before I go to bed! lol I think it basically kinda does the same thing - it perges junk and I am so focused on fun I am not thinking about anything but the game. I am very aware that I am doing it as a mental dump.

      Very good advice and I need to try this again - I have such a darn hard time sitting still!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      We need a spray for stress like we have a spray for roaches. Great job, Ruchira! :) I love it!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very good suggestions and the fact remains majority of the body problem are directly or indirectly related to stress, and yes meditation or yoga is the right answer, voted up.