Meditation 101: Is meditation good for your heath and well-being?

“All tasks of the world get done with the help of the mind. Meditation is the only thing that happens when mind gets eliminated.”

Today’s post talks about the amazing list of benefits Meditation will bring you.

What is mediation?

Meditation is an approach to training the mind to function optimally. In many ways it is similar to the way that a fitness regieme is an approach to training the body for health and vitality.

Many meditation techniques exist, and whichever approach, or approaches you take, getting into the meditation habit will improve your life and help you grow spiritually every single time you practice doing it?

What are the benefits of meditation?

For many people relaxation is the primary goal of meditation. This focus on relaxation came about in the 1970s, when Herbert Benson, MD did research on people who practiced transcendental meditation (TM).

What he discoverd he coined as “The relaxation response” In Benson’s words, the relaxation response is “an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.”

In layman’s terms that means meditation reduces the negative effect of stress and makes you feel good.

Since the 1970’s the relaxation response has been studied and documented a lot, and I’m delighted to say that there is consistent agreement in the medical community as to the short-term benefits to the nervous system:

  • lower blood pressure
  • improved blood circulation
  • lower heart rate
  • less perspiration
  • slower respiratory rate
  • less anxiety
  • lower blood cortisol levels
  • more feelings of well-being
  • less stress
  • deeper relaxation

The key to long term benefits, as it id with physical exercise, is repetition and daily practice.

Meditation Infographic

Whilst I was doing my research for this post I came across this great article and excellent infographic about “The Benefits of Meditation” written by Marcela De Vivo, an author at

The infographic shows us the amazing list of advantages that meditaion bring you.

As a long term advocate of the benefits of meditation I was delighted to find an infographic that illustrates, in such a easy way, how the simplicity of meditation helps to resolve and bring balance to the complexity of a every day life.

Marcela De Vivo covers the following:

  1. How to achieve a proper meditation pose
  2. Black and white meditation
  3. The benefits of meditation

Meditation will absolutely help you in your personal development. As Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence says

“Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.”

The Infographic is well worth a good looking over (more than once I’d say). Take a look at it here.

The Benefits of Meditation

On the same vein, we thought you would find these additional sources on Meditation interesting too:

  1. The 12 Rules For Being Human
  2. The Essential Guide To Brainwave Entrainment & Binaural Beats (VIDEO)
  3. 9 Top Meditation Retreats [SLIDESHOW]

What do you think?

What works for you might help someone else, so do you have a story about how meditatiing has helped your health, work or family life? What about a tip to share with others who are just starting out?

As always, your interaction with our posts creates a reservoir of wisdom for all our readers to benefit from so please share your thoughts, stories and questions in the comments box below and remember to tweet, like and +1 ~ thanks

About Maya Mendoza

Maya Mendoza is a published author of 3 personal development books. She has run an NLP / EFT Practice for 29 years helping clients transform problems into personal power. Maya is also a accomplished copywriter and well known Digital Marketing & Social Social Media Strategist - Specializing in Google+ for business. She was named "best marketing consultant" in Glasgow, UK in 2013.  
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