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Benefits of Meditation

100 Reasons to Meditate

Physiological benefits of Meditation:

  • Meditation lowers oxygen consumption
  • It decreases respiratory rate
  • It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
  • Increases exercise tolerance
  • Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
  • Good for people with high blood pressure
  • Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  • Reduces pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms
  • Helps in post-operative healing
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  • Enhances energy, strength and vigour
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
  • Higher skin resistance
  • Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
  • Decreases the aging process
  • Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  • Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
  • Makes you sweat less
  • Cure headaches and migraines
  • Greater orderliness of brain functioning
  • Reduced need for medical care
  • Less energy wasted
  • More inclined to sports, activities
  • Significant relief from asthma
  • Improved performance in athletic events
  • Normalises to your ideal weight
  • Harmonises our endocrine system
  • Relaxes our nervous system
  • Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  • Helps cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits of Meditation:

  • Builds self-confidence
  • Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour
  • Resolve phobias and fears
  • Helps control own thoughts
  • Helps with focus and concentration
  • Increase creativity
  • Increased brain wave coherence
  • Improved learning ability and memory
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  • Increased emotional stability
  • Improved relationships
  • Mind ages at slower rate
  • Easier to remove bad habits
  • Develops intuition
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved relations at home and at work
  • Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
  • Helps ignore petty issues
  • Increased ability to solve complex problems
  • Purifies your character
  • Develop will power
  • Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  • Respond more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event
  • Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  • Higher intelligence growth rate
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  • Decrease in potential mental illness
  • Better, more sociable behaviour
  • Less aggressiveness
  • Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
  • Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills and pharmaceuticals
  • Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
  • Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
  • Increases sense of responsibility
  • Reduces road rage
  • Decrease in restless thinking
  • Decreased tendency to worry
  • Increases listening skills and empathy
  • Helps make more accurate judgments
  • Greater tolerance
  • Gives composure to act in considered and constructive ways
  • Grows a stable, more balanced personality
  • Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits of Meditation:

  • Helps keep things in perspective
  • Provides peace of mind, happiness
  • Helps you discover your purpose in life
  • Increased self-actualisation.
  • Increased compassion
  • Growing wisdom
  • Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  • Brings body, mind, and spirit in harmony
  • Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
  • Increased acceptance of one self
  • Helps learn forgiveness
  • Changes attitude toward life
  • Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  • Increases the synchronicity in your life
  • Greater inner-directedness
  • Helps living in the present moment
  • Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  • Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  • Experience an inner sense of “assurance or knowingness”
  • Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  • Leads to enlightenment
To top it off, meditation has NO negative side effects.

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