100 Benefits of Meditation

Physiological benefits 1. Less energy wasted 2. Makes you sweat less 3. Higher skin resistance 4. Helps with weight loss 5. Decreases muscle tension 6. Relaxes our nervous system 7. Increases exercise tolerance. 8. It decreases respiratory rate. 9. Decreases the aging process. 10. Cure headaches & migraines 11. Significant relief from asthma 12. Enhances the immune system. 13. It lowers oxygen consumption. 14. Helps in post-operative healing. 15. Reduced Need for Medical Care 16. Normalizes to your ideal weight 17. More inclined to sports, activities 18. harmonizes our endocrine system 19. Enhances energy, strength and vigour. 20. Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning 21. improved performance in athletic events 22. Good for people with high blood pressure. 23. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation. 24. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms. 25. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage 26. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate. 27. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress 28. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 29. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc. 30. Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases 31. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity 32. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing. 33. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate. 34. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease. 35. Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).  

Psychological benefits

36. Greater tolerance

37. Increase creativity

38. Develops intuition

39. Develop will power

40. Reduces road rage

41. Less aggressiveness

42. Builds self-confidence.

43. Purifies your character

44. Increased Productivity

45. Improved relationships

46. Mind ages at slower rate

47. Helps ignore petty issues

48. Increased job satisfaction

49. Resolve phobias & fears

50. Helps control own thoughts

51. Easier to remove bad habits

52. Increased emotional stability.

53. Decrease in restless thinking

54. Decreased tendency to worry

55. Develops emotional maturity

56. Higher intelligence growth rate

57. Better, more sociable behaviour

58. Increased brain wave coherence.

59. Helps with focus & concentration

60. Increases sense of responsibility

61. Decrease in potential mental illness

62. Improved learning ability and memory.

63. Improved relations at home & at work

64. Increases listening skills and empathy

65. Helps make more accurate judgements

66. Grows a stable, more balanced personality

67. Increased ability to solve complex problems

68. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction

69. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.

70. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation

71. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation

72. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia

73. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance

74. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.

75. Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways

76. React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.

77. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones

78. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres

79. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals

Spiritual benefits

80. Growing wisdom

81. Attain enlightenment

82. Increased compassion

83. Helps learn forgiveness

84. Greater inner-directedness

85. Increased self-actualization.

86. Changes attitude toward life

87. Helps keep things in perspective

88. Increased acceptance of oneself

89. Helps you discover your purpose

90. Experience a sense of “Oneness”

91. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation

92. Helps living in the present moment

93. Provides peace of mind, happiness

94. Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony

95. Increases the synchronicity in your life

96. Creates a deeper relationship with your God

97. Deeper understanding of yourself and others

98. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love

99. Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”

100. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego

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! With such a huge list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”

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