The benefits of meditation are endless. For over 5,000 years people have used meditation to self-heal, heal others, and lift themselves up to a more conscious, intuitive and productive living.
Research has scientifically proven what the Indian and Oriental cultures have known and practised for centuries. Meditation in all its forms and techniques are healthy and regarded as necessary to balance your physical, emotional, and mental health.
An important aspect of meditation is the balancing of the mind, body with your spirit. It is this balance that helps keep illness (both of mind and body) at bay, keep us connected to our communities, nature and in living a peaceful, happy life.
Some of the physical and mental benefits of meditation are:-
- Reduces or eliminate anxiety attacks, hyperventilation and the need to flee in the face of drama, conflict.
- Builds self-confidence
- Increases serotonin which influences moods and behaviour for balanced emotions.
- Enhance, clear blockages and balance energy
- Maintain normal blood pressure
- Eradicate and reduce stress and tension
- Be in a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of well-being
- Helps with P.M.T.
- Increases concentration and strengthens the mind
- Reduce heart disease
- Reshape your mind, and physical body (weight, strength, shape, mindset)
- Increase cognitive, awareness and intuitive skills
When you meditate the benefits, create a continual calm, clear mindedness, concentration, focus, self-control, and you’ll feel happy. You will be able to anticipate strife and deal clearly with situational problems with increased ease, balanced emotions and with the desired, productive outcomes.
When large group meditations commence, the benefits are widespread.
According to the Transcendental Meditation organisation which orchestrates large meditation groups worldwide, the benefits are:
- conscious and subconscious relief from crime continuing long after the meditation concludes
- increased peacefulness amongst the individual meditators in the large group
- happier survivors of abuse and genocide – better mentally to heal
- refugee camp residents and survivors are mentally prepared and have more hope for their lives