Millions of people practice meditation and the number is increasing every day. Why? Because it simply works. Meditation transforms the very essence of who you are in this World. It transforms your thoughts, your feelings, your choices and also your experiences. Your success, your health, your relationships... every aspect of your life will be enhanced when you start to experience life through a clearer and more positive lens, once you start to meditate.
To meditate it's not necessary to be a Buddhist, Hindu or practice any religion, in fact, meditation has nothing to do with religion. It is personal, free, powerful, and can be practiced by anyone, anytime, and anywhere. And it has been scientifically proved that the practice of meditation, carried out on a regular basis, mitigates the symptoms of stress and anxiety, makes us feel mentally fresh, and gives us the power to deal with difficult situations more easily.
Here under more details about the benefits of meditation:
Meditation reduces stress better than anything else. Not only does the practice of meditation give you some “down time” to rest physically and mentally, it also has a very direct effect on your entire nervous system by reducing your body's production of stress related chemicals like cortisol, and increasing the production of mood enhancing chemicals like serotonin.
Meditation will improve your health by strengthening your immune system, reducing your blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels. It is often of particular interest to people who are diagnosed with a chronic or potentially life threatening illness. People with serious medical conditions like cancer will sometimes turn to meditation as a means to enhance the process of healing and recovery. While meditation should never be used as a substitute for proper medical care, in some cases it can lead to medical breakthroughs and healing even when traditional medical treatments have been unsuccessful.
Everything you achieve in life is the result of your actions. The actions you choose to take are the result of your decisions. The decisions you make are the result of your thinking processes. Your thinking processes are completely dependent on the quality of your mind.
Of course, you do not have to be terminally ill to benefit from the healing effects of meditation! Even if you have just come down with a case of the flu, meditation will enhance the function of your immune system and help to you to rest more deeply, leading to a speedier recovery. Meditation also happens to be a wonderful way to alleviate headaches and to prevent them from recurring.
Sleep is a totally natural human function, and it's something we need every day. But if you have a busy mind or if you are stressed then you may find that your sleep is not as restorative as it should be. Meditation dramatically improves the quality of your sleep and it is one of the most powerful natural treatments for insomnia. A great reason to meditate.
Studies into the effects of meditation have shown that the regular practice of meditation can slow the aging process. The biological age of long term meditators is generally less than those of people who have never meditated. It is believed that the physiological cause of this is due to the fact that meditation helps to reduce the body's production of free radicals. Free radicals are organic molecules that are responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases.
Emotional Stability and Positive Thinking
Meditation is a very powerful natural prescription for people who suffer from anxiety and/or depression, and it is also taught to people who have difficulty controlling their anger. However, you do not need to have a serious psychological condition for meditation to be of benefit to you! Every-day people who meditate generally enjoy a lot more.
People who meditate are less stressed, healthier, they sleep better, and they have a more positive outlook on life. Simply put, meditation makes you a happier person!