Practicing quiet, whether through retreat, meditation, or just a few minutes unplugged, directly counteracts these effects. Silence lowers blood pressure, boosts your immune system by making it easier for your body to fight of invading bacteria and other pathogens, and allows for good hormone regulation and interaction of all the hormone related systems in your body. Stepping away from noise also directly reduces stress by curtailing cortisol and adrenaline levels.
In addition to relieving physical ailments, quiet also allows you to deal with life’s challenges in a better way. It is a way of reaching another part of your mind not possible when going about your daily routine. This other part of your mind is connected in every way to the world around you, and with practice you can tap into this knowledge. We turn our thoughts, focus inward, and gain the power we need to refuel our minds. When there is silence there is time for introspection, time to allow our true self to speak. As Confucius said, “Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”
Julie Seward Lazaraton, of Living through Wellness, LLC, has taken this knowledge put it into practice. A master of Reiki, Reflexology, and a certified member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, Seward Lazaraton periodically hosts quiet healing retreats where she engages participants in a variety of exercises and activities built around silent reflection.
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