Have you tried meditating but feel you can’t do it? Meditation is a research supported practice that helps us to be healthier. It can reduce stress, lower one’s risk for heart disease, help reduce pain and more.
Laurie Chappell, MSN, RN, St. Luke’s Hospital nurse community educator and a certified health coach and holistic stress management instructor spoke with West Newsmagazine about the power of meditation and the health benefits for the mind and body.
“The more aware and present-moment focused we are, the more we are able to slow down, and the more we use our senses. It enables us to have a much richer life,” said Chappell.
She teaches Basics of Meditation
as well as other mindfulness-related classes at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.
“Your stress just goes into a sort of dormant state, so you’re going to be calmer, less irritable, more focused and a better problem-solver… just a happier person in general. And who doesn’t want that?”