Yes, I am on day 11 of my meditation challenge and haven’t missed a day so far. In fact, I look forward to it; I even do it more than once. Now that’s is saying something.
I feellike I am actually learning how to meditate No more of this berating myself because I couldn’t stop my thoughts for the whole time; no more falling asleep. The Chopra Team have really figured this thing out for all of us beginners who have tried and failed before.
I am feeling better too, happier, more productive and able to cope and focus better. I know the increased sense of and actual relaxation I get from the sessions are helping my program to prevent a relapse of my cancer too.
All of this brings me to one of the reasons I thought it was so important to start this meditation practice to begin with. Meditation has been found to have a profound affect on stress levels and inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the last of the Big Three factors that we, as cancer survivors, can take control of and thus lose that sense of helplessness that so often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.
Inflammation is probably the most complicated of all the factors we can control so I have been avoiding discussing it with you. But it is so important that I have to take it on and now is the logical time. So this week we will finally complete the Big Three – sugar, oxygen and inflammation – and have a basis for our wellness strategies going forward.
So check back this weekend and I hope you are joining me on the Meditation Challenge. It is not too late, they make all of the previous meditatons available if you missed them or if you want to repeat any favorites. And when you now just how important meditation can be to your prevention program, you will want to join if you are not already there.
See you soon and until then, relax….