The idea here is not ignoring the pain, but ignoring the distractions that make you feel more pain than there actually is. How we think greatly affects how we feel; meditation impacts the nervous system and decreases recovery time.
In an emergency, or at times of sudden injury, the fear and anxiety we feel stimulates our nervous system to turn on the “ fight and flight “ button, which stresses us out and orders our body to release negative pain hormones, like cortisol; this is how you experience MORE pain than there actually is.
Logically now, if we do think positively about your injury or recovery, our recovery time will actually decrease. No magic here, just science. our thought specifically, and our brain in general has a lot of power over the amount of pain we feel; meditation merely TRAINS the brain.
We train the brain by calming down our nervous system, tagging all the impulses travelling through us to calm the fight and flight ones. CHILL. Breathing slowly is the first thing we need to do, letting our brain understand we’re okay, which then lets our body KNOW we’re okay. Once our body starts releasing happy hormones ( oxytocin), we’ll fell less pain, and heal faster.
We should try to observe the site of the pain, the ONLY and actual pain; label it, and comprehend how it feels like. Is it
Does meditation really work?
Well, clinically, they have shown to reduce chronic pain by 57%. For postoperative patients, it really helps with the increased stress. Meditation enhances our immune system to fight for us. Marvel has also shown us how it worked for its blind air-flipping vigilante “Daredevil” .
We can start meditating 10 minutes twice a day, there is no standard to how long it should take, it is solely up to us.