Meditation is becoming increasingly more popular in the Western world. In fact, many GPs are now recommending it. It is not associated with any particular religion and you do not have to be a spiritual person to benefit from this practice. Meditation is for everyone and can be done anywhere.
Regular practice develops inner calm and mind clarity as well as improving our productivity and creativity. As a result, large corporations are now offering Meditation classes to their employees.
If we want to get fit, we know that REGULAR physical exercise is key. Likewise with meditation – REGULAR practice will begin to have a significant affect on our lives. A lot of research is being done into the benefits of meditation. It can provide physical, mental, emotional and spiritual gains.
Aids deep relaxation
Generates a feeling of calm
Promotes deep sleep
Helps manage pain
Lowers blood pressure
May improve physiological processes in the body
Increases blood flow to the brain improving function
Focuses the mind/aids concentration/lengthens the attention span
Helps with age-related memory loss
Sets you up for the day
Helps you to cope with all that the day demands
Identifies and balances the emotions
Helps connect you to your spiritual purpose/direction
May help you to live longer
Generates feelings of kindness
Helps you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others
Helps you to notice the beauty of the world around you
Helps you to live more in the present
May help fight addictions
May help people to overcome past traumas
Makes you less reactive