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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Benefits Of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are many, and can bring about feelings of confidence and self control, increased concentration, better relationships and reduced stress levels to name just a few.

- Improvement of body luster and general health.
- Improvement in concentration.
- It lowers oxygen consumption and decreases respiratory rate.
- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
- Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
- It brings high B.P. to normal.
- Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
- Builds self-confidence.
- It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
- Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
- Helps in post-operative healing.
- Enhances the immune system.
- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.
- Resolve phobias & fears.
- Increases sense of responsibility.
- Decrease in restless thinking and tendency to worry.
- Greater tolerance.
- Develops emotional maturity.

Meditation is also completely FREE! It requires no special equipment, and is not complicated to learn. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment, and it is not time consuming (15-20 min. per day is good). Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there is nothing but positive to be gained from it.

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