As we get older, most of us reflect deeply on how to prolong our lives, preserve our memories and age gracefully. This puts us in the company of historical figures such as Juan Ponce de Leon and Mark Twain.
“How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!” Twain wrote. He also said, “Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.”
While Ponce de Leon’s magical Fountain of Youth remains elusive, we’ve learned a lot about the lifelong benefits of nutrition, exercise, preventive healthcare, proper sleep, and stress management. We’re also unlocking the secrets to a longer healthier life through meditation. Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to experience these benefits personally. At MP USA, we house one of the best meditation wellness programs in Ogden, Utah, and it’s our privilege to help everyone within our reach experience its benefits firsthand.
Meditation’s Impact on the Mind and Body
Meditation wellness programs such as MP USA’s Wealth of Health Fitness Program combine low-impact exercise and breathwork to help participants experience benefits such as increases in their energy, improved endurance, and calmness, lowered blood pressure and a deeper sense of inner peace and wellness. While we make no medical claims of healing, participants in our program report relief from conditions including:
- Asthma, allergies, colds, and influenza
- Back pain, stiff joints, arthritis, and tendonitis
- Multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and restless leg syndrome
- Migraines, depression and more
The positive impact meditation has on the mind and body is being confirmed by studies being conducted around the world. A November 2018 article at patheos.com asserts that “meditation is now science.” “If you care about your brain,” author Ilchi Lee writes, “you should start meditating today…There have been hundreds of studies showing the positive physical and psychological effects of meditation. Also, these studies have verified that there is a measurable physical effect on the brain.”
One study worth looking at illustrates the benefits of meditation with regard to Alzheimer’s patients. A research team at the West Virginia University School of Public Health is finding that meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss and may help reduce cognitive impairment. “While this is only one study,” said the team’s leader, Dr. Kim Innes, “these findings suggest these simple mind-body practices may be helpful in those with concerns about their memory. Given the potential benefits, coupled with the fact that these practices are safe, low cost and relatively easy to learn and perform, meditation and music may be of interest to all adults interested in maintaining or improving their memory, health, and well-being, including those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions.”
Another study being conducted in New Delhi, India suggests that meditation can help patients with glaucoma – which is the world’s leading cause of blindness – cope more effectively with their symptoms and even experience improvement. “A majority of human diseases have an underlying psychological component, and it is the psychology of the patient that meditation targets,” said the study’s co-author, Muneeb Faiq, Ph.D. “Reducing stress hormone levels with evidence-based methods can impact many organs in the body, including the eyes.”
While more research is needed, the study’s initial results are promising. This study is of particular interest to us because of how beneficial and life-enhancing MP USA’s unique Vibravision program can be for people who are blind.
Making Meditation Part of YOUR Life
If you’re interested in personally unlocking the secrets to a longer healthier life through meditation, we invite you to preview our Wealth of Health fitness program. In March, June, September, and December, we hold intro classes on select Wednesday nights from 7 pm – 9 pm. There are three opportunities left this year to try Wealth of Health starting on December 5th, and it costs just $10 to participate. Once you join, Wealth of Health training is held every Wednesday night from 7 pm – 9 pm. New semester classes start in January, April, July, and October. But why wait? Call us today at (866) 66-MPUSA (67872), choose option #1 to learn more!