75 Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation, in its gentle simplicity, brings a wealth of benefits to our lives. Physically, it helps lower blood pressure and improves sleep, making us feel more energized and refreshed. Mentally, it sharpens focus and clarity, like defogging a window to let in radiant light. Emotionally, it’s a balm for stress and anxiety, lending us a sense of calm even on the roughest days. Spiritually, meditation is a journey inward, helping us connect with our inner self and and the Divine fostering a deep sense of peace. It’s a quiet whisper amidst the noise, reminding us of the tranquility within.

“Just never accept the thought that meditation is not for you. Remember, calmness is your eternal, true nature.” Paramhamsa Yogananda

Psychological Benefits

1. Builds self-confidence

2. Increases Serotonin levels

3. Resolves phobias and fears

4. Helps control own thoughts

5. Helps with focus and concentration

6. Increases creativity

7. Increased brain wave coherence

8. Improves learning ability and memory

9. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation

10. Increased emotional stability

11. Improves relationships

12. Mind ages at a slower rate

13. Develops Intuition

14. Improves relations at home & work

15. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation

16. Develop willpower

17. Develops emotional maturity

18. Grows a stable, more balanced personality

19. Greater tolerance

20. Gives composure to act in a considered & constructive way

21. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation

22. Decreased tendency to worry

23. Helps make more accurate judgments

24. Decrease in restless thinking

25. Require less time to fall asleep, beneficial for insomnia

“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness.” – Patanjali

Physiological Benefits

    26. It lowers oxygen consumption rate

    27. Decreases respiratory rate

    28. Increases blood flow, slows heart

    29. Increases exercise tolerance

    30. Leads to a deeper physical relaxation

    31. Reduces blood pressure

    32. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate

    33. Enhances the immune system

    34. Helps in chronic diseases such as arthritis, allergies, etc…

    35. Helps in post-operative healing

    36. Decreases muscle tension

    37. Reduces pre-menstrual symptoms

    38. Reduces activity of viruses

    39. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowering risk of cardiovascular disease

    40. Helps with weight loss

    41. Higher skin resistance

    42. Improved flow of air to lungs, resulting in easier breathing

    43. Higher levels of DHEAS

    44. Helps with headaches and migraines

    45. More inclined to sports, activities

    46. Harmonize your endocrine system

    47. Reduced need for medical care

    48. Greater orderliness of brain functioning

    49. Relaxes the nervous system

    50. Heals infertility (the stress of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation)

    Spiritual Benefits


    51. Helps keep things in perspective

    52. Provides peace of mind

    53. Helps you discover your purpose

    54. Increased compassion

    55. Growing wisdom

    56. Increases self-actualization

    57. Deeper understanding of yourself and others

    58. Brings body, mind, and spirit into harmony

    59. Helps learn forgiveness

    60. Changes attitude towards life

    61. Helps one live in the present

    62. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love

    63. Increases the synchronicity in life

    64. Allows the experience of ‘One-ness’

    65. Attain enlightenment

    66. Increases acceptance of oneself

    67. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego

    68. Deeper level of spiritual relaxation

    69. Creates a deeper relationship with God

    70. Greater inner-directedness

    71. Allows the inner sense of “Assurance” and “Knowledge”

    72. Reduces pattern of judgment

    73. Allows one to ‘let go’

    74. Opens one to limit-less belief

    75. Shifts one to being happier with simplicity, nature, and the self

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