But guess what? Meditation can help boost your immune system!
Those endorphins I mentioned before? Well they also play a part in our immune system. Meditating releases endorphins. Meditation also increases the production of melatonin. You might’ve heard of people taking melatonin to help them sleep. Well melatonin also acts as a powerful antioxidant! It destroys harmful free radicals, which cause destruction at a cellular level. And meditation increases the production of DHEA. DHEA is key to boosting immune function. So it’s incredibly helpful in fighting off potential infections.
Take a moment now to notice how you’re feeling. Are you fighting off yet another cold? Are you feeling worried, anxious or stressed out?
Try this simple breath meditation to help kick-start your stress-relief journey:
- In a comfortable seated position, place your hands on your belly.
- You can keep your eyes opened or have them closed.
- Now breathe in deeply through your nose and feel your belly rise.
- And breathe out slowly through your nose and feel your belly soften.
- Continue breathing in this way for 2-5 minutes and then notice how you feel.
Allow yourself to practice this simple meditation each day as a powerful stress-release tool that you can tap into wherever you are.
Nikki Veliz suffered a stroke scare as a new mother due to chronic sleep deprivation at just 33. For the past two years, it has been Nikki’s mission to raise awareness among tired mamas that sleep deprivation can be dangerous and debilitating. With her background in nursing and other healing modalities, Nikki now shares her critical sleep deprivation remedies to help Tired Mamas become Thriving Mamas. Get your free copy of Nikki’s Survival Guide for Sleep Deprived Mamas here: https://nikkiveliz.lpages.co/survivalguide/