Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about deconcentration. It’s not about focusing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless. While you are meditating and trying to clear your mind, have you ever found yourself wondering what are the benefits of meditation?
6 Health Benefits of Meditation
With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). These results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. 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 etc.
> Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
> Improves the immune system
> Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy
10 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 :
> Anxiety decreases
> Emotional stability improves
> Creativity increases
> Happiness increases
> Intuition develops
> Problems become smaller
> Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
> A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
> An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
> 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. By practicing meditation :
> Effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos.
> 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.
>Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself and love yourself.