When I began meditation almost 20 years ago I had no idea how beneficial it would be. I had no idea how it could help me physiologically, psychologically and spiritually.
Meditation is effective in so many different ways! You may not feel any different during a session in the beginning, but nevertheless, you will experience the physical and psychological benefits of meditation, especially if you engage in meditation regularly over a period of time.
The mind, heart, and body can improve with regular meditation. Meditation will reduce blood pressure, decreasing anxiety, improving pain tolerance, raising mood, and counteracting the harmful effects of stress. Meditation is as powerful as I thought it would be.
Below are my top 5 physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits:
Top 5 Physiological benefits:
Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure.
Reduces anxiety attacks.
Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning.
Relaxes our nervous system.
Top 5 Psychological benefits:
Helps with focus & concentration.
Increased emotional stability.
Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance.
Develops will power.
Top 5 Spiritual benefits:
Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony.
Helps living in the present moment.
Increases the synchronicity in your life.
Increased acceptance of oneself.
Probably the most amazing thing about meditation is it’s completely FREE! It requires no special equipment, and is not complicated to learn. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment, and it is not time consuming (15-20 min. per day is good). Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there are only positive things to be gained from it!
With such a great list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”
– Michael Matthews, Yoga Teacher.
You can catch Michael every Wednesday night at 6.30pm in the Wellwood Health Cabin Hall teaching Hatha Yoga or Meditation.