Meditation brings benefits that are both physical and psychological. Great mental well being comes as a result of a healthy sub-conscious. Many believe that our sub-conscious mind and thoughts are responsible for the reality in which we presently find ourselves. If we wish to make improvements, then only by training our sub-conscious to correspond with our conscious thoughts can we achieve our goals.
To help inspire you, here are some interesting facts about meditation. Dedicating a small portion of your daily routine could be a real life changer.
- Popularity in meditation and its side kick yoga have soared in recent years. With increased stress in financially difficult times combined with modern family stresses and technology keeping many of us constantly connected, its comes as no surprise people are turning to meditation in huge numbers.
- It has been noted by many that the effects of meditation feel somewhat amplified if done very late at night or very early morning during or just after rainfall. There may be something to be said about electromagnetic influences in the atmosphere during the day. Remember that meditating is about raising our vibrational state. On a quantum scale, too much electromagnetic interference may hinder ones ability to attain an optimal vibrational state.
- Meditation increases the body's production of serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for our moods and behavior. Low levels of serotonin manifests itself in conditions such as obesity, depression, migraine and insomnia.
- Oxygen levels decrease.
- Respiratory levels fall.
- Heart rate slows down as blood flow increases.
- High blood pressure reduces to more healthier levels.
- In women, pre-menstrual tension can be eased by meditation.
- There is plenty of documented evidence of meditation drastically reducing ones metabolic rate. This in turn eases the strain on the heart as it pumps blood throughout the body. In addition to the drop in cholesterol there is also a reduction of tissue damaging 'free radicals'. ( Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that damage every cell they come into contact with. By reducing free radicals, we reduce cell damage. This ultimately leads to slowing down the aging process!)
- Reaching a higher vibrational state increases our creativity. Many report finding solutions to long standing problems when in this state.
- Depression is lowered whilst moods are lifted.
- There is marked improvement on learning ability and better memory retention.
- Meditation increases vitality and gives a feeling of being rejuvenated.
- Regular practitioners report a feeling of deep contentment, happiness and emotional stability.
- Science confirms this as documented evidence says there is a remarkable increase in brainwave activity.
- Famous meditators include The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, David Lynch, Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney. In the past we had Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill and Thomas Edison. There are many more.
So it is easy to see why so many people are turning to meditative practices. The benefits are many and goes way beyond the physical and psychological. Meditation can enrich the heart and soul. The feeling of general well being should come as no surprise considering our every atom has raised it vibrational rate to resonate in harmony with the Universe. Every atom in your body came from the Universe and so to the Universe they shall return. We are an integral part of all existence. As intelligent beings we are fortunate that we possess the ability raise and lower our frequencies. The question is, why wouldn't we meditate?