Meditation is something I never thought of doing because I never thought it had health benefits.
After embarking on some reading and researching on meditation, I found out a simple practice of meditation has plenty of health benefits to our bodies.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a practice of transforming the mind by concentrating on something that makes us feel peace within our bodies.
It is tapping into positive energy and joy.
To experience meditation, practice for at least 10 to 15 minutes a day.
Here are some benefits of meditation that you may not have known.
1. Rejuvenates your immune system.
Meditation relaxes your body. Through meditation, your body relaxes thus it releases stress leaving your body feeling re-energized.
Studies have shown this work especially for cancer patients whose immune system is low. After meditation, there was a boost on their immune system.
Stress affects your productivity. Studies have shown when you meditate; you are more likely to get pregnant. Stress disorients our immune system.Next time you want a baby, relax and meditate and see how it goes.
3. Reduces cases of depression.
Meditation helps to keep your mind off stress and worry. Meditation is very relaxing. It keeps your day worries away and reduces symptoms of anxiety.
4. Relieves Pain.
Researchers from Harvard have found out meditation help in relieving chronic pain. Researchers believe by meditating, you drive pain away from the body.
Those who suffer from chronic illness can try meditation as a pain relief medicine.
5. Lowers Blood Pressure.
Meditation helps in relaxing and improves blood flow which decreases blood pressure. As you meditate, your blood vessels open up making the blood flow with ease.
6. Reduces Insomnia.
The days you meditate, you are more likely to fall asleep twice as fast especially if you have had Insomnia cases. Meditation relaxes your body making it easy for you to concentrate and fall asleep.
7. Meditation makes you happy.
Meditation releases and increases serotonin. Serotonin is a biochemical that brings happiness. Those with stress have low levels of serotonin.Meditation regulates your emotions.
8. Helps lower your heart rate.
Those who meditate have low heart rate, good blood circulation and are healthy. Those with high heart rate are at a risk of death cases. Meditate for ten minutes in a day and lower your heart rate.
9. Meditation contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Meditation helps in encouraging healthy eating habits and promotes exercising. Meditation is also food for the mind. It relaxes your mind after a busy day schedule.
10. Helps improve self-confidence.
Meditation helps in building self-esteem and self-acceptance. When you have negative thoughts, meditation helps in noticing the negative thought for a moment.With time you can handle the destructive idea. Not worrying gives you a sigh of relief.
Meditation is free and can be practiced anywhere. All you need is your effort and focus on it.
Find some space and meditate calmly. Enjoy!