Benefits of Meditation

Potential benefits of meditation for the body, mind and spirit

meditation benefitsSome of the many benefits for the body:

  • Allows for a deeper level of relaxation
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves airflow to the lungs
  • Increases blood flow and slows heart rate
  • Enhances brain function
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Assists in controlling and alleviating chronic pain
  • Enhances energy and vitality

 Some of the many benefits for the mind:

  • Supports effective communication between the left and right brain
  • Enhances concentration, memory, and productivity
  • Promotes creative thinking
  • Grounds you with emotional stability and maturity
  • Helps to gain control of negative thoughts and worry, as well as overcoming fears
  • Reduces aggression, increases tolerance
  • Builds self confidence and self-esteem
  • Helps in making more accurate judgements by being able to see “the big picture”
  • Aids in development of intuition
  • Allows for peace in feeling supported and connected

Some of the many benefits for the spirit:

  • Encourages harmony within body, mind, and spirit
  • Increases mindfulness throughout everyday life, learning to live in the moment
  • Develops spiritual direction and purpose
  • Increases our capacity for acceptance, compassion and love for ourselves
  • Increases ones capacity for acceptance, compassion, and love for all beings
  • Supports enlightenment, whether it is a mere glimpse or something much deeper
  • Attracts, or draws more positive experiences to everyday life
  • Allows us to go beyond the ego into a deeper awareness and consciousness
  • Teaches of a deep strength that comes with a sense of oneness with everything
  • Love, peace, and happiness cannot help but increase and overflow into your everyday life

There are more meditations and variations of meditation practices than I could count. We are all wired differently. There may be one method that works well for one person but not another. The linked pages below include some basic tips and techniques you may want to try.

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Meditation Techniques

Meditation Basics and Tips