“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 regime 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 practised transcendental meditation (TM).
What he discovered 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 a consistent agreement in the medical community as to the short-term benefits of 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.
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 helloyoga.com.
The infographic shows us the amazing list of advantages that meditation brings you.
As a long term advocate of the benefits of meditation, I was delighted to find an infographic that illustrates, in such an easy way, how the simplicity of meditation helps to resolve and bring balance to the complexity of an everyday life.
Marcela De Vivo covers the following:
- How to achieve a proper meditation pose
- Black and white meditation
- 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.
On the same vein, we thought you would find these additional sources on Meditation interesting too:
- The 12 Rules For Being Human
- The Essential Guide To Brainwave Entrainment & Binaural Beats (VIDEO)
- 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 meditation has helped your health, work or family life? What about a tip to share with others who are just starting out?
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