Meditation has mental & physical benefits

Over the years many studies have been conducted about the beneficial effects of meditation. I am certain that as more scientific knowledge is gathered, meditation will become more widely used.  Especially anyone who enjoys taking charge of their own wellbeing. And my hope is that all health practioners will prescribe meditation as a way of increasing overall health, where it is appropriate.

Listed below are some of both the mental and physical benefits of the regular practice of meditation. Knowing all this it is always surprising that there are not more people who practice this ancient art!

It takes time and commitment, a dose of self-love and a sense of adventure to want to include a daily practice into your life. It is said that it takes 30 days to create a habit, however when it comes to meditation I believe it takes a while longer. It is so easy to feel that there is not enough time in the day. I have found that topping and tailing each day with meditation simply takes a decision.

Guided meditations are tangible

Here at Meditation Moments we have made it so much easier to start because we provide “guided meditations” so there is always something very tangible to focus on: be it the voice or the music.

Using these audios is an excellent way to begin the practice of focusing internally. When I began meditating back in 1972 I was not so fortunate. I had to sit in silence for hours with only my breath and thoughts for company!

There are many organisations out there that provide guided visualisations and this is one that I appreciate Hay House.

Psychological benefits

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improves the following:
  • relationships
  • concentration
  • creativity and intelligence
  • Reduces irritability and moodiness
  • More feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  • Increases the following:
  • Learning ability, moral
    reasoning and memory
  • emotional control
  • self-esteem
  • alertness

Physiological benefits

  • Can help lower blood pressure
  • Prevented, slowed or controlled pain
    of chronic diseases
  • Boosts immune system
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Improves airflow, especially in those
    with asthma
  • Younger biological age