100 Meditation Benefits

If you practice meditation regularly, it will produce most if not all of these benefits. According to www.humansarefree.com, the benefits of meditation are:

Physiological benefits

  1. lowers oxygen consumption decreases respiratory rate
  2. increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
  3. increases exercise tolerance
  4. leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
  5. good for people with high blood pressure
  6. reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  7. decreases muscle tension
  8. helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  9. reduces preenstrual symptoms
  10. helps in postperative healing
  11. decreases respiratory rate.
  12. enhances the immune system
  13. reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  14. enhances energy, strength and vigor
  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 to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
  20. decreases the aging process
  21. higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  22. prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
  23. makes you sweat less
  24. may help in curing headaches & migraines
  25. greater orderliness of brain functioning
  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. produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  35. may help in curing infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits

  1. builds selfonfidence
  2. increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour
  3. resolves phobias and fears
  4. helps control own thoughts
  5. helps with focus and concentration
  6. increases creativity
  7. increased brain wave coherence
  8. improved learning ability and memory
  9. increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  10. increased emotional stability
  11. improved relationships
  12. mind ages at slower rate
  13. easier to remove bad habits
  14. develops intuition
  15. increased Productivity
  16. improved relations at home and at work
  17. ability to see the larger picture in a given situation
  18. helps ignore petty issues
  19. increased ability to solve complex problems
  20. purifies your character
  21. develops will power
  22. greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  23. react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event
  24. increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  25. higher intelligence growth rate
  26. increased job satisfaction
  27. increases the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  28. decreases the potential for mental illness
  29. more sociable behavior
  30. less aggressiveness
  31. helps in smoking cessation and alcohol addiction
  32. reduces the need and dependency on drugs, pills and pharmaceuticals
  33. less need of sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
  34. requires less time to fall asleep, helps to cure insomnia
  35. increases sense of responsibility
  36. reduces road rage
  37. decrease in restless thinking
  38. decreased tendency to worry
  39. increases listening skills and empathy
  40. helps to make more accurate judgments
  41. greater tolerance
  42. gives composure to act in considered and constructive ways
  43. grows a stable, more balanced personality
  44. develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits

  1. helps to keep things in perspective
  2. provides peace of mind, happiness
  3. helps to discover your purpose
  4. increased selfctualization
  5. increased compassion
  6. spiritual growth
  7. deeper understanding of yourself and others
  8. brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  9. deeper level of spiritual relaxation
  10. increased acceptance of oneself
  11. helps to learn forgiveness
  12. changes attitude toward life
  13. creates a deeper relationship with your higher power or deity
  14. attains enlightenment
  15. greater innerirectedness
  16. helps living in the present moment
  17. creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  18. discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  19. experience an inner sense of assurance
  20. experience a sense of oneness
  21. increases the synchronicity in one’s life

Meditation is 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 (450 minutes per day is recommended).

Best of all, meditation has no negative side effects, whatsoever. There is nothing but positive to be gained from it. With such a huge list of benefits, the question to ask yourself is, “Why am I not meditating yet?

(Source from: www.humansarefree.com)