100 reasons to meditate

  Found this and thought it would provide inspiration if needed.

Physiological benefits:

1 - It lowers oxygen consumption.

2 - It decreases respiratory rate.

3 - It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.

4 - Increases exercise tolerance.

5 - Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.

6 - Good for people with high blood pressure.

7 - Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.

8 - Decreases muscle tension

9 - Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.

10 - Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.

11 - Helps in post-operative healing.

12 - Enhances the immune system.

13 - Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress

14 - Enhances energy, strength and vigour.

15 - Helps with weight loss

16 - Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage

17 - Higher skin resistance

18 - Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of

cardiovascular disease.

19 - Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.

20 - Decreases the aging process.

21 - Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

22 - Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases

23 - Makes you sweat less

24 - Cure headaches & migraines

25 - Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning

26 - Reduced Need for Medical Care

27 - Less energy wasted

28 - More inclined to sports, activities

29 - Significant relief from asthma

30 - Improved performance in athletic events

31 - Normalizes to your ideal weight

32 - Harmonizes our endocrine system

33 - Relaxes our nervous system

34 - Produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity

35 - Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:

36 - Builds self-confidence.

37 - Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.

38 - Resolve phobias & fears

39 - Helps control own thoughts

40 - Helps with focus & concentration

41 - Increase creativity

42 - Increased brain wave coherence.

43 - Improved learning ability and memory.

44 - Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.

45 - Increased emotional stability.

46 - Improved relationships

47 - Mind ages at slower rate

48 - Easier to remove bad habits

49 - Develops intuition

50 - Increased Productivity

51 - Improved relations at home & at work

52 - Able to see the larger picture in a given situation

53 - Helps ignore petty issues

54 - Increased ability to solve complex problems

55 - Purifies your character

56 - Develop will power

57 - Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres

58 - React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.

59 - Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance

60 - Higher intelligence growth rate

61 - Increased job satisfaction

62 - Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones

63 - Decrease in potential mental illness

64 - Better, more sociable behaviour

65 - Less aggressiveness

66 - Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction

67 - Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals

68 - Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation

69 - Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia

70 - Increases sense of responsibility

71 - Reduces road rage

72 - Decrease in restless thinking

73 - Decreased tendency to worry

74 - Increases listening skills and empathy

75 - Helps make more accurate judgements

76 - Greater tolerance

77 - Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways

78 - Grows a stable, more balanced personality

79 - Develops emotional maturity

 Spiritual benefits:

80 - Helps keep things in perspective

81 - Provides peace of mind, happiness

82 - Helps you discover your purpose

83 - Increased self-actualization.

84 - Increased compassion

85 - Growing wisdom

86 - Deeper understanding of yourself and others

87 - Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony

88 - Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation

89 - Increased acceptance of oneself

90 - Helps learn forgiveness

91 - Changes attitude toward life

92 - Creates a deeper relationship with your God

93 - Attain enlightenment

94 - Greater inner-directedness

95 - Helps living in the present moment

96 - Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love

97 - Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego

98 - Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”

99 - Experience a sense of “Oneness”

100 - Increases the synchronicity in your life

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