As a frontline clinician, I see the ravages of chronic stress, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and/or insomnia in almost every patient I meet. Stress makes your immune system misbehave, it weakens your digestion, messes up your sleep and puts your liver and kidneys on overtime.
One of the best choices any of us can make is to learn some stress reduction practices or engage in some regular meditation practice. Qi Gong, Yoga and Mindfulness practices are so popular because of how a dedicated and regular practice can change your life.
Ancient traditional wisdom, common sense, and modern science will all tell you that meditation is an ESSENTIAL component of reducing stress and improving your health. I have been an active meditator for over 40 years. I can say without reservation, that meditation is the most powerful resource that I have ever encountered.