Friday, October 12, 2007

Benefits of Meditation

I had promised to take up benefits of meditation in another post so here are a few more.

RELAXED MIND: Meditation brings about a calm and relaxed mind. When you meditate, the heart rate slows down, and your breathing becomes more even. The inner chatter that fills us up quietens down and we feel more at ease. In physical sense it helps to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol. It sends signals to your body to find its balance and be in harmony with the nature.

FUN: This may be the last thing one would associate with meditation but its true. Meditation makes you fun to be with. The pleasure quotient people feel when they are with you goes up. The most simple explanation for this is your relaxed state of mind. When your are stressed you are less tolerant. You demand more and give less. Meditation sets you free from the clutches of stress. When you are at peace you will be happier. When you are happy, your positive feelings radiate towards people you love.

PRODUCTIVE: If you were to ask yourself when are you most productive, the answer will be when you are relaxed. Meditation increases your power of concentration, learning ability and memory. It enhances your power to assimilate data better. It has been scientifically proven that with meditation there is a shift in brain activity in different area of cortex. The wave activity decreases in stress-prone right frontal cortex and moves to calmer left frontal cortex. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear.

ENJOYMENT OF LIFE: Meditation helps in enhancing the quality of our lives. It makes us aware of little things in life and teaches us to enjoy them fully. It changes our perspective about imperfections in people we love. It encourages us to view others in more positive light. Using a often used term,it makes us want to stop and smell the flowers on our way.


Tina Su - Think Simple. Be Decisive said...

Great Post! Thanks for inspiring me to write more on the subject.

Love & Gratitude,
Think Simple. Be Decisive.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for listing the benefits but I thought the first thing you will write about would be "How to Meditate".Good blog though. I like the way you have matched the pics to your writings.

Anuradha malik Jagdhari said...

Thanks Tina. Its very encourging to read comments like yours. God bless.

Anuradha malik Jagdhari said...

Thanks Anonymous for the idea. I'll write about that soon.