Health benefits

The Benefits of Daily Meditation to Health and Wellbeing

If we look closely at the numerous challenges our species and planet are facing today within the current climate, I believe most would agree that a deliberate conscious shift is imperative to the way how we think, act, behave and relate interdependently to effectuate and manifest positive, respectful and a wholly more balanced unity with each other and our environment. Meditation is a simple undertaking we can all practice and make part of our daily lives which can generate substantial benefits to our personal and communal health and wellbeing. By committing to this mindset and applying self discipline it is a matter of fact that essential transformation can happen to create the changes aforementioned.

Here are some examples that meditation can benefit us physiologically, psychologically and spiritually.

  

Physiological benefits

 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

Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.

Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms

Enhances the immune system

Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress

Enhances energy, strength and vigour

Helps with weight loss

Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease

Decreases the aging process

Less energy wasted

Significant relief from asthma

Normalises to your ideal weight

Relaxes our nervous system

Decreases muscle tension 

  

Psychological benefits
Builds self-confidence

Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour

Resolves phobias & fear

Helps control own thoughts

Helps with focus & concentration

Increase creativity

Improved learning ability and memory

Increased emotional stability

Improved relationships

Mind ages at slower rate

Easier to remove bad habits

Develops intuition

Increased Productivity

Able to see the larger picture in a given situation

Helps ignore petty issues

Increased ability to solve complex problems

Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres

React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event

Increased job satisfaction

Decrease in potential mental illness

Better, more sociable behaviour

Less aggressiveness

Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction

Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals

Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation

Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia

Reduces road rage

Decrease in restless thinking

Decreased tendency to worry

Increases listening skills and empathy

Greater tolerance

Grows a stable, more balanced personality

Develops emotional maturity


Spiritual benefits
Helps keep things in perspective

Provides peace of mind and happiness

Increased compassion
Growing wisdom
Deeper understanding of yourself and others
Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
Increased acceptance of oneself
Helps learn forgiveness
Changes attitude toward life
Greater inner-directness
Helps living in the present moment
Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
Experience a sense of “Oneness”
Increases the synchronicity in your life



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