The Many Health Benefits of Meditation
Meditation provides a wide array of emotional, mental, and physical benefits. We understand numerous individuals need a push to begin meditating. We also know once they learn how and begin to see the benefits, meditation naturally becomes a daily habit. There are a lot of reasons to meditate including relaxation, an anxiety disorder, stress management, depression, balance, physical health and mental health.
The benefits for both seasoned practitioners and meditation beginners include:
1. Meditation calms the nervous system
The body goes through a structural change during meditation. We find this results from sitting with the eyes closed. This causes the body to relax. Beta waves decrease, are processed and then replaced with alpha waves. This is linked to complete brain coherence. The parietal and frontal lobes in the brain are responsible for processing sensory information, planning and reasoning. Meditation slows this process down. This enables the nervous system to relax and improves functions throughout the entire body.
2. Increased self-worth
Once the brainwave patterns have entered a relaxed alpha state, both the mind and the body relax. When stimuli is not constantly entering the sensory pathways, the mind enters a state of deep rest. This state is extremely beneficial for mental health. This increases the individual’s confidence, self-esteem and ability to make decisions using authentic desires and emotions. Meditation provides a daily reminder of the importance of relaxation.
3. Meditation sharpens the mind
Meditation increases and expands focus because it sharpens the mind. When the mind is unable to expand, the result is often frustration, anger, tension or an anxiety disorder. We believe perfection can be found through an expanded consciousness and a sharp mind. The entire brain is relaxed by meditation including the emotional center of the brain. This leads to a place of joy, calm and happiness in life. This in turn impacts the interactions of the individual with the world and the people around them.
4. Meditation creates inner peace
Meditation is capable of transforming the person from the inside out. As the individual begins meditating on a daily basis, the inner storehouse of security and peace expands. This leads to a natural discovery of the inner aspects the person was unable to see due to depression or stress. We believe everyone will be able to experience many of the benefits meditation has to offer after only one session. We want everyone to understand once meditation becomes an important part of each day, numerous additional benefits are revealed.
Meditation does not require long periods of time, only a few minutes each day. Once people experience the benefits, this may become the single most important part of their day. In addition, meditation benefits health in these numerous ways:
- Reduces hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Decreases anxiety attacks by lowering the blood lactate level
- Improves behavior and mood by increasing the production of serotonin
- Increases levels of energy
- Strengthens the immune system
- Decreases tension headaches, insomnia, joint and muscle issues and ulcers
- Lowers overall anxiety
- Improves emotional stability
- Increases happiness
- Boosts creativity
- Helps develop intuition
- Puts problems into perspective
- Provides peace of mind and clarity