100 Benefits of Meditation

Benefit of Meditation | Vivian OsalDid you know that people who meditate for a short time each day are much happier than people who don’t?

Meditators are much healthier with greatly extended life spans, too. As a matter of fact, their health is so much better that a number of insurance companies have reduced premiums for people who meditate.

Did you know that experienced meditators have developed many latent abilities that they never knew they had, abilities that exist within every person? And they have gotten much closer to answering life’s mysterious questions? They are much smarter, too. In fact, meditators brains have been proven to function at a superior level on every single test, measurement, and assessment that the scientific community has generated. That is one reason why top level executives and CEOs meditate.

Were you aware that meditators produce immensely more pleasurable brain chemicals, the same chemicals that flow through your system on the days when you feel very good, and these pleasurable brain chemicals are produced constantly?

Did you know that they also sleep much better? As a matter of fact, they need fewer hours of sleep every night because their mind and bodies are completely refreshed and rejuvenated during their highly pleasurable meditation sessions. Meditation is many times more powerful than sleep.

Also, meditators have far superior mental and emotional health. They have less anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, fear, and they have more friends, healthier relationships, and feel a great deal more satisfied and content with their lives.

Physiological Benefits of Meditation:

  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 aging process.
  21. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  22. Prevented, slowed or controlled 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. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  35. Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological Benefits of Meditation:

  1. Builds self-confidence.
  2. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
  3. Resolve phobias & fears.
  4. Helps control own thoughts.
  5. Helps with focus & concentration.
  6. Increase creativity.
  7. Increased brain wave coherence.
  8. Improved learning ability and memory.
  9. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  10. Increased emotional stability.
  11. Improved relationships.
  12. Mind ages at slower rate.
  13. Easier to remove bad habits.
  14. Develops intuition.
  15. Increased Productivity.
  16. Improved relations at home & at work.
  17. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation.
  18. Helps ignore petty issues.
  19. Increased ability to solve complex problems.
  20. Purifies your character.
  21. Develop will power.
  22. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres.
  23. React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
  24. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance.
  25. Higher intelligence growth rate.
  26. Increased job satisfaction.
  27. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones.
  28. Decrease in potential mental illness.
  29. Better, more sociable behaviour.
  30. Less aggressiveness.
  31. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction.
  32. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals.
  33. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation.
  34. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia.
  35. Increases sense of responsibility.
  36. Reduces road rage.
  37. Decrease in restless thinking.
  38. Decreased tendency to worry.
  39. Increases listening skills and empathy.
  40. Helps make more accurate judgements.
  41. Greater tolerance.
  42. Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways.
  43. Grows a stable, more balanced personality.
  44. Develops emotional maturity.

Spiritual Benefits of Meditation:

  1. Helps keep things in perspective.
  2. Provides peace of mind, happiness.
  3. Helps you discover your purpose.
  4. Increased self-actualization.
  5. Increased compassion.
  6. Growing wisdom.
  7. Deeper understanding of yourself and others.
  8. Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony.
  9. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation.
  10. Increased acceptance of oneself.
  11. Helps learn forgiveness.
  12. Changes attitude toward life.
  13. Creates a deeper relationship with your God.
  14. Attain enlightenment.
  15. Greater inner-directedness.
  16. Helps living in the present moment.
  17. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love.
  18. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego.
  19. Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”.
  20. Experience a sense of “Oneness”.
  21. Increases the synchronicity in your life.
Source: http://www.in5d.com/benefits-of-meditation.html