We all know that meditation is good for the mind, enhancing clarity, equanimity, and intuition. But, did you know that meditation is good for the body as well?
It lowers oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches Builds self-confidence
It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches
Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc
Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
Helps in post-operative healing.
Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of ‘natural-killer cells’, which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.
Create your own home meditation practice and bring these benefits into your life for greater health, wellness and vitality of body, mind and spirit.. You can download free audio meditations from our Meditation Room at: www.yogatrinity.com/meditation
First published in the Mind Body Messenger 2008