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Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a mental discipline by which the practitioner attempts to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness.

Meditation is a component of many religions, and has been practiced since antiquity. It is also practiced outside religious traditions. Different meditative disciplines encompass a wide range of spiritual or psychophysical practices that may emphasize different goals - from achievement of a higher state of consciousness, to greater focus, creativity or self-awareness, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind.

Health Benefits Of Meditation Include:

  • It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
  • Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
  • Good for people with high blood pressure because it helps bring the blood pressure down.
  • Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
  • Ability to let go of negative emotions such as anger and paranoia.
  • Helping in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis, etc.
  • Increasing blood flow and slowing the heart rate.
  • Increasing exercise tolerance in heart patients.
  • Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
  • Enhances confidence and self control.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Ability to focus and work efficiently.
  • Improves posture.
  • Improves health.
  • Decreases muscle tension.
  • Lowers oxygen consumption.
  • Decreases respiratory rate.
  • Reduces pre- menstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Helps in post-operative healing.