100 benefits of Meditation

Mediation is a powerful tool to connect to your mind,body and soul. You have an exhausting list of benefits below. So, have you started meditating ? Do share your experiences.

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Here is a definitive list of benefits that meditation can provide you with:

Health benefits:
  1. It lowers oxygen consumption
  2. It decreases respiratory rate
  3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
  4. Increases exercise tolerance
  5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
  6. Good for people with high blood pressure
  7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  8. Decreases muscle tension
  9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis, etc.
  10. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms
  11. Helps in post-operative healing
  12. Enhances the immune system
  13. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  14. Enhances energy, strength and vigour
  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 ageing process
  21. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  22. Prevents, slows or controls pain of chronic diseases
  23. Makes you sweat less
  24. Cure 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. Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation)
  36. Psychological benefits:
  37. Builds self-confidence
  38. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour
  39. Resolve phobias & fears
  40. Helps control own thoughts
  41. Helps with focus & concentration
  42. Increase creativity
  43. Increased brain wave coherence
  44. Improved learning ability and memory
  45. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  46. Increased emotional stability
  47. Improved relationships
  48. Mind ages at slower rate
  49. Easier to remove bad habits
  50. Develops intuition
  51. Increased Productivity
  52. Improved relations at home & at work
  53. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
  54. Helps ignore petty issues
  55. Increased ability to solve complex problems
  56. Purifies your character
  57. Develops will power
  58. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  59. React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event
  60. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  61. Higher intelligence growth rate
  62. Increased job satisfaction
  63. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  64. Decrease in potential mental illness
  65. Better, more sociable behaviour
  66. Less aggressiveness
  67. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
  68. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
  69. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
  70. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
  71. Increases sense of responsibility
  72. Reduces road rage
  73. Decrease in restless thinking
  74. Decreased tendency to worry
  75. Increases listening skills and empathy
  76. Helps make more accurate judgements
  77. Greater tolerance
  78. Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
  79. Grows a stable, more balanced personality
  80. Develops emotional maturity
  81. Spiritual benefits:
  82. Helps keep things in perspective
  83. Provides peace of mind, happiness
  84. Helps you discover your purpose
  85. Increased self-actualization
  86. Increased compassion
  87. Growing wisdom
  88. Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  89. Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  90. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
  91. Increased acceptance of oneself
  92. Helps learn forgiveness
  93. Changes attitude toward life
  94. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  95. Attain enlightenment
  96. Greater inner-directedness
  97. Helps living in the present moment
  98. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  99. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  100. Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
  101. Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  102. Increases the synchronicity in your life

Meditation is also 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. Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there is nothing but positive to be gained from it! With such a huge list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”

 

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst.

I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

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