Researchers say that our body’s immune system becomes weakened during period of stress. Types of stress usually associated with herpes deals with negative emotions such as guilt, hurt, worry and anxiety — especially in regard to genital herpes. Others include internal conflict, relationship conflict, lack of self love, low self esteem and poor self concept and lack of personal power.
Since herpes can be triggered by stress, learning to deal with life in a more relaxed manner would be a good way to start; and one way of doing this is through meditation.
Meditation has been proven to be effective in reducing stress. It lessens anxiety, can be effective for weight loss, boosting the immune system, and dealing with negative emotions through the act of remaining silent and calm for a period of time. While stress gives us the feeling of uneasiness and so much apprehension, meditation does the opposite; by being calm, you are helping your body to repair itself, and prevent it from acquiring new other infections due to the physical effects of stress.
Benefits of Yoga:
1. Heart rate and breathing slows down
2. Blood pressure normalizes
3. Mind ages at a slower rate
4. Your immune function improves
5. It reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety
6. It enhance immunity to illness
How Yoga Works
Meditation involves sitting in a relaxed position and clearing your mind. It’s necessary to have at least 5 to 20 distraction-free minutes to spend. You must have silence and privacy.
Different Types of Yoga
Â· Mantra Yoga – done by uttering words or group of words capable of creating transformation
Â· Aromatherapy Yoga – the meditation itself can calm and relax you, and aromatherapy brings a whole new set of benefits for you and anyone else in the room.
Â· Music Yoga – music can be very calming, and can deepen the experience of meditations
Â· Walking Yoga – this meditation combines mild exercise with meditation
Â· Mindfulness Exercise – mindfulness is one of those meditations that can be done anywhere.
Meditation is an effective way to eliminate stress from your life. Keeping your mind uncluttered from all of the distractions of life, you’re on the road to having and maintaining a peaceful life; free of stress and diseases such as the herpes virus.
By: Irene N Fabrigas
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