The Endless Benefits of Meditation


 

The Endless Benefits of Meditation

Each person has their own reason that they want to learn to meditate.  Maybe your Doctor recommended it for stress, maybe you are going through a rough spot in your life, are experiencing chronic pain or maybe just want to be happier and more aware of the joys of everyday living.  What ever it is, the benefits will surpass your expectations!


The benefits of meditation, whether physical, mental, emotional or just for general wellness are numerous and proven by years of research.

 

Here is just a sampling:

  • Reduces stress and cortisol
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Optimizes the immune system
  • Brings increased energy
  • Alters the actual landscape of the brain
  • Improves focus, creativity and perception
  • Helps memory 
  • Decreased chronic pain
  • Improves digestion, sleep and headaches
  • Reduces ADHD and ADD symptoms 
  • Decreases needs for addictive substances
  • Improves academic performance 

 

And the list goes on and on.  The key thing is that there are no negative side effects and you are never too old or young to start. 

 

Meditation slows down the aging process….

 

Although meditation can lower your stress level and blood pressure it can also have an overall effect on your biological age.  In the International Journal of Neurosccience (1982) it was documented that people who practiced meditation for more than 5 years were physiologically twelve years younger than their chronological age, as measured by reduction of blood pressure, near point vision and auditory discrimination.  Newer meditators were physiologically 5 years younger