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Benefits of meditation ...
There are a variety of benefits that have been linked with the regular practice of meditation. Meditation can bring about healing of both the body, and the mind, by using deliberation of thought and consideration.
There are various physical benefits that can be experienced, when meditation is made to be a part of daily life. Some physical benefits of meditation include a decrease in blood pressure, and an improvement in breathing, due to the increase of the airflow into the lungs. Meditation used regularly can lower the resting heart rate, which takes some of the stress off the heart.
Chemicals in the body, that are associated with stress, can be reduced by meditation, and this can lead to a reduction in anxiety levels. Meditation can also promote healthy and youthful skin and thus a youthful appearance.
Meditation is a practice that brings about not only physical benefits, but psychological benefits as well. The meditative state has quite amazing effects on a person’s psyche. Relaxation, and a decrease in stress are rather obvious benefits, but many people do not realize that meditation can also improve moods and memory. It can decrease moodiness and depression. Summing up we can say that the practice of meditation is the practice of connecting with your inner self, in an effort to release your mind from specific stress factors, anxieties or fears.
With the use of meditation one can develop the ability to release negative energy within your body and mind, physically and mentally. The goal of meditation is to transform those negative energies into positive energies. These can be used to act as healing agencies, for such psychological conditions such as the aforementioned stress and anxiety. Meditation can lead to mental clarity and peace of mind – the necessary conditions for the resolution of many psychological disorders.
The medical benefits of meditation can result in healing for the three main areas of health:
Throughout this course the word “spiritual” is not used in a religious sense, but in the sense of communicating with ones innermost being – sometimes referred to as one’s “higher self”.
The range of mental disorders that can benefit through meditation is very large. For example, some of the conditions in which meditation can help are:
- Panic attacks.
- Irritability and moodiness.
- Memory impairment.
- Self esteem and self confidence.
- Relationship issues.
Meditation can also assist with general therapies in the relief for the following physical illnesses:
- Heart disease.
- Angina pains.
- Irritability and moodiness.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- High blood pressure.
The medical professions are generally in agreement, that meditation can have a direct impact on the way the brain processes, and acts on patterns of behaviour. In recent years there has been a dramatic rise into research, and testing of the effects of meditation and the exact effects meditation, can have on the brain and the heart.
© 2014 The School of Natural Health Sciences (MEDITATION, Lesson 1, pp. 3-4).