Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and heart. Although meditation methods can vary, most share common features, including focused attention, regulation of breathing and managing thoughts and feelings that come to mind.
Meditation & Cancer Care
Research shows that mind-body practices, such as meditation, have a positive effect on quality of life, and many biological processes such as immune function, hormone function, and more. With meditation, you will learn to relax, manage your stress, and access a deeper awareness by connecting your mind, body and heart. Meditation also leads to living a more mindful life, which has broad implications in all areas of our life.
Meditation may help:
- Decrease anxiety and negative emotions
- Improve sleep
- Improve memory and cognitive function
- Increase spiritual awareness and sense of well-being
- Regulate blood pressure and relax the body
At Banner MD Anderson, we offer meditation classes, practicing with breath and with sounds, as well as other meditation practices to connect your mind, body and heart. Attend an individual yoga consult to explore meditation practices or participate in a group session to participate in meditation in a social setting.