101 Benefits of Meditation

We live in the age of abundance. Most of the population are overworked, over stressed, or overweight, or over drugged and the list may be continued. Moreover, we live in the internet world and it’s no wonder that our minds are over saturated with information. We are constantly checking emails, blogs and various networks, absorbing us into an apparently endless spiral. At the end of the program, the brain is still processing the information of the day, and, even more, our main engine seems to work even during sleep.


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In this context, we recommend you a 3,000-year-old solution: MEDITATION. Why? Because meditation seems to be more effective than medication for anxiety and depression, effects of stress felt in everyday life.
In addition to the resulted high level of happiness, meditation brings more other benefits:

Physiological benefits of meditation:

1 – It reduces oxygen consumption.
2 – It decreases the breathing rate.
3 – It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4 –  Increases exercise tolerance.
5 – Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6 – beneficial for people with high blood pressure.
7 – Reduces anxiety attacks by decreasing blood lactate levels.
8 – Decreases muscle tension.
9 – Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc..
10 – Reduces PMS symptoms.
11- Helps in post-operative healing.
12- Enhances the immune system.
13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14- Enhances energy and strength.
15- Helps with weight loss
16- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17- Higher skin resistance

18 – Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19 – Improved flow of air into the lungs.
20 – Slow down the aging process.
21 – Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

22 – Preventing, soothing and controlling pain in chronic diseases.
23 – Makes you sweat less.
24 – Cure headaches and migraines.
26 – Reduced Need for Medical Care
27 – Less energy wasted
28 – More inclined to sports, activities
29 – Significant relief from asthma
30 – improved performance in athletic events
31 – Normalizes to your ideal weight
32 – harmonizes our endocrine system
33 – relaxes our nervous system
34 – produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35 – Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits of meditation:

36 – Build confidence.
37 – Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behavior.
38 – Removes fear.
39 – It helps you control your own thoughts.
40 – It helps you focus.
41 – Increases creativity.
42 – High level of coherence of brain waves.
43 – Improved learning and memory capacity.
44 – Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45 – Increased emotional stability.
46 – Slowing down with age mind.
47 – Easy to get rid of negative habits.
48 – Intuition development.
49 – Increased productivity.
50 – Improved relations at home and at work.
51 – The ability to see things in broader perspective.
52 – It helps to ignore insignificant things.
53 – Increased capacity to solve complex problems.
54 – Purifies character.
55 – Develop will power.
56 – Better communication between the two hemispheres of the brain.
57 – Reacting quickly and effectively to stressful events.
58 – Increased ability to perceive and motor performance.
59 – intellectual growth capacities.
60 – Increased satisfaction at work.
61 – Increase the capacity of intimate contact with loved ones.
62 – Decreased risk of mental illness.
63 – Helps you stop smoking or quit alcohol abuse.
64 – Reduces drug, drugs and pharmaceutical dependence.
65 – It helps to cure insomnia.
66 – Reduces road rage.
67 – low tendency to worry.
68 – Increases your listening skills and empathy.
69 – It helps to make clear judgments.
70 – higher tolerance.
71 – Developing a balanced personality.
72 – Developing emotional maturity.

Spiritual Benefits:

73- Helps keep things in perspective
74- Provides peace of mind, happiness
75- Helps you discover your purpose
76- Increased self-actualization.
77- Increased compassion
78- Growing wisdom
79- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
80- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
81- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
82- Increased acceptance of oneself
93- helps learn forgiveness
94- Changes attitude toward life
95- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
96- Attain enlightenment
97 – greater inner-directedness
98- Helps living in the present moment
99- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
100- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
101- Increases the synchronicity in your life

References:
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