Today, life can be full of stress, which influences our day to day activities. Some quiet time for prayer, meditation, relaxation or personal reflection helps us reduce our exposure to stress and has a positive effect on our nervous system.
It reduces the production of stress related hormones like cortisol and increases the production of good chemicals like serotonin.
It is a practical means for calming yourself, for letting go of your biases and seeing what life is about, openly and clearly. It is a way of training the mind so that you are not distracted and caught up in its endless churning. Relaxation and reflection helps you to systematically explore your inner dimensions.
Taking some time out can not only make you happier, but it helps to control anxiety, stress and depression. Prayer is one of the most important things you can do.
It is a time for communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time. It’s extremely beneficial.
The numerous health benefits that result are a great reason to adopt the practice. Certain benefits can start making themselves felt very quickly after people start sitting still. A sense of calmness and peace of mind are common experiences, even if this feeling is fleeting and subtle. It’s a way to recharge the batteries and to calm the mind down