Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is one of the five principles of yoga. Meditation can be a good tool to have proper mental clarity and health.

Background of Meditation

According to research Meditation contributes to an individual’s physiological and psychological well-being. This can be proved as the brain wave pattern comes into an alpha state, which is a level of consciousness, which helps in healing. Blood pressure and pain and stress can be relieved through meditation and there is scientific evidence to substantiate it.

Physiological Benefits of Meditation

  • Less workload on the heart, lower heart rate, and decreased metabolism.

  • The chemicals associated with stress called cortisol and lactates are produced in lower levels.
  • The tissue damage done by oxygen molecules (free radicals) can be reduced.
  • Decreased high blood pressure.
  • More resistance of the skin.
  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Easier breathing caused by better flow of air into the lungs. Asthma patients get benefited well by meditation.

Psychological Benefits of Meditation

  • Increased brain wave coherence.

  • More creativity.
  • Reduced anxiety.
  • Reduced depression.
  • Reduced moodiness and irritability.
  • Increase in memory and learning ability.
  • Increase in actualization of self.
  • Increase in feeling of rejuvenation and vitality
  • Increase in happiness.
  • Increase of stability emotionally.

Spiritual Benefits of Meditation

The longer a person has been meditating more are the chances that His or Her goals move towards a personal and spiritual growth. People who get used to yoga tend to be more interested in meditation as a spiritual exercise and a dimension of the life. This kind of spiritual attribute can be associated with a healed state of mind and a self -acceptance and self-awareness.

Benefits of Meditation for Women:

Many times women face a problem of identity; because they play many roles in their lives like someone’s wife, mother, lover, and so on. It is important for a woman to connect to her real self and understand her true essence. This is way to recognize the true self. Meditation for women can help them to resolve the deepest of neuroses, fears and conflict which play a major part in causing stress and ill health