Benefits of Meditation

by dena on December 23, 2013

You may have heard about the practice of meditation and the benefits of participating in this practice. While the research behind meditation is still limited, there have definitely been a few benefits found when you participate in a daily practice. These benefits affect not only your mind, but also your overall health and happiness.

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Experiencing a mental block? Can’t locate your muse? Meditation can help to boost the creative juices by clearing your mind of all the busy chatter.

Meditation Teaches You How To Focus

Meditation helps you to concentrate on your breath and surrounding environment. On the other hand, it can also help you to tune out a noisy environment, promoting focus and concentration.

Meditation Relieves Stress

As you begin to sink into meditation you must first relax your muscles, mind, etc. By doing so you help to relieve the stress being held in your muscles and joints, as well as your mind, body, and soul.

Meditation Helps To Lower Depression

Starting to feel a bit lonely or sad? Try a quick 30 minute meditation session. Meditation has been said to release endorphins, which can ultimately help to alleviate or reduce your risk of depression.

Meditation Helps In Day To Day Activities

The practices you learn when you meditate can be carried with you during your day-to-day life. When you begin to feel stressed, you can perform quick one minute meditation exercises at your desk, in the line at the store, or even while you wait in the doctor’s office.

Meditation Promotes Sleep

After a meditation session you feel more relaxed and your mind has been cleared of the stress, thus helping you sleep better.

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Meditation helps to reduce stress, helps you sleep better, and regulates your emotions. All of these factors combined together can ultimately help to reduce high blood pressure!

Ready to give meditation a try? Please consider reading Meditation: The Simple Practice of Samyama for tips. To sign up for tele-classes in meditation, visit denaclayton.com.

Blissings, Dena

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