Benefits of Meditation

One of the most important health benefits of meditation is how it releases stress from our bodies.  Practiced regularly, it will lead you to a deeper level of relaxation and contemplation.  

This offers you multiple health benefits as well as psychological benefits.

This is a partial list taken from Meditation for Dummies by Stephan Bodian p33.

Physiological Benefits

  • Decreased heart rate
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Quicker recovery from stress
  • Fewer heart attacks and strokes
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Reduction in the intensity of pain

Psychological Benefits

  • Greater enjoyment of the present moment
  • More loving harmonious relationships
  • Less emotional reactions
  • Fewer intense negative emotions
  • Heightened clarity
  • Reduction in both acute and chronic anxiety