Benefits of Meditation

The benefits of meditation are many. They increase every day as new clinical trials emerge from the worlds leading medical institutions, and can be summarised as follows:

Deep rest, measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate and reduced work load of the heart

Lowered levels of cortisol and lactates, two chemicals which are associated with stress

A reduction of free radicals in the body (which can cause cancer and promote aging )

A decrease in high blood pressure

Higher skin resistance which is thought to be associated with lower stress/anxiety levels

Lower cholesterol levels

Improved lung function through better air flow, particularly benefitting asthmatics

TM has been shown to slow the aging process

Greater levels of DHEAs in the elderly

Increased brain wave coherence. Harmony of brain wave activity in different parts of the brain is associated with greater creativity, improved moral reasoning, and higher IQ

Decreased anxiety

Decreased depression

Decreased irritability and moodiness

Improved learning ability and memory

Increased self-actualization and understanding

Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation

Increased happiness

Increased emotional stability

Helpful in handling repressed memories and panic attacks

Heart disease, pain management, anxiety, childbirth pain, arthritis, cancer and other chronic illness, high blood pressure, infertility, psoriasis, respiratory crises, asthma, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, PMS, tension hadaches, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, insomnia, and fibromyalgia