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The Healing Effects of Silence

Silence, retreat, and meditation are the main ingredients many people are discovering
to find and live in the heart of awareness. These are precious days, free from your daily story and all that you are doing.

Silence is therapeutic on all levels and at the same time is a doorway to inner peace.
Silence naturally washes the noise within you. It is the medicine that balances a stressful life.

It becomes the inner resource of gentleness, love, and grace that creates a bridge from your heart into the world. It is the doorway into your own spirituality, truth, and wisdom.

Silence allows you the opportunity to stay with your own thoughts and inner experiences.
When you are not busy talking, your mind takes a rest.
Your heart becomes available.
This sacred silence is in the vast quietude of your heart.

The gift of silence is having nothing to do, nothing to say, nothing to cover up, having time to enjoy solitude, quietness, and a gentle mind. In the quiet, you will open to the peace that is in your heart. The quiet helps find this inner place of love and beauty that is always present by mostly covered up by busy-ness.  A few days of simple peace and you feel new again, more in touch with your essence.

Some of the therapeutic aspects of spending time in silence are:


  • Calms the nervous system
  • Floods the cells with healthy, naturally occurring, brain chemicals that build immunity
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces heart rate


  • Softens the attitude
  • Restores appreciation
  • Creates mental clarity
  • Contentment arises
  • Opens creativity


  • Clears heavy emotions
  • Dissolves fear
  • Heals the effects of stress
  • Compassion is naturally present
  • Builds better relationships
  • Builds emotional stability


  • Experience of oneness
  • Gain a higher perspective on life
  • Life choices come into alignment with your heart
  • The expansive feeling of freedom
  • Connection with the Divine.
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About Shanti Gowans

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community. Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television.

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