Benefits of meditation

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What is meditation?


Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It’s not about focusing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless.

What are the benefits of meditation?

  • A calm mind
  • Good concentration
  • Better clarity
  • Improved communication
  • Relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and body

Health benefits of meditation

On a physical level, meditation:
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
  • Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy

11 Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. It cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. With regular practice of meditation:
  1. Anxiety decreases
  2. Emotional stability improves
  3. Creativity increases
  4. Happiness increases
  5. Intuition develops
  6. Gain clarity and peace of mind
  7. Problems become smaller
  8. Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
  9. A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  10. An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  11. The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection
Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

3 Spiritual benefits of meditation

Meditation doesn’t have a religion and can be practiced by anybody regardless of the faith they follow.
  1. Effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos
  2. In a meditative state, you are in a space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.
  3. Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself.

How to get meditation benefits

To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!

Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.

Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.

Source: www.artofliving.org
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