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    100 benefits of Meditation

    Post  Lightseeker on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:09 am

    100 Benefits of Meditating

    There are so many advantages to meditation.
    Here is the definitive list of benefits that meditation can provide you with:

    Physiological benefits:
    1- Lowers oxygen consumption.
    2- Decreases respiratory rate.
    3- Increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
    4- Increases exercise tolerance.
    5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
    6- Good for people with high blood pressure.
    7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
    8- Decreases muscle tension
    9- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
    10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
    11- Helps in post-operative healing.
    12- Enhances the immune system.
    13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
    14- Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
    15- Helps with weight loss
    16- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
    17- Higher skin resistance
    18- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
    19- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
    20- Decreases the aging process.
    21- Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
    22- prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
    23- Makes you sweat less
    24- Cure headaches & migraines
    25- Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
    26- Reduced Need for Medical Care
    27- Less energy wasted
    28- More inclined to sports, activities
    29- Significant relief from asthma
    30- improved performance in athletic events
    31- Normalizes to your ideal weight
    32- harmonizes our endocrine system
    33- relaxes our nervous system
    34- produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
    35- Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

    Psychological benefits:
    36- Builds self-confidence.
    37- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behavior.
    38- Resolve phobias & fears
    39- Helps control own thoughts
    40- Helps with focus & concentration
    41- Increase creativity
    42- Increased brain wave coherence.
    43- Improved learning ability and memory.
    44- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
    45- Increased emotional stability.
    46- improved relationships
    47- Mind ages at slower rate
    48- Easier to remove bad habits
    49- Develops intuition
    50- Increased Productivity
    51- Improved relations at home & at work
    52- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
    53- Helps ignore petty issues
    54- Increased ability to solve complex problems
    55- Purifies your character
    56- Develop will power
    57- greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
    58- react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
    59- increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
    60- higher intelligence growth rate
    61- Increased job satisfaction
    62- increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
    63- decrease in potential mental illness
    64- Better, more sociable behavior
    65- Less aggressiveness
    66- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
    67- Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
    68- Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
    69- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
    70- Increases sense of responsibility
    71- Reduces road rage
    72- Decrease in restless thinking
    73- Decreased tendency to worry
    74- Increases listening skills and empathy
    75- Helps make more accurate judgments
    76- Greater tolerance
    77- Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
    78- Grows a stable, more balanced personality
    79- Develops emotional maturity

    Spiritual benefits:
    80- Helps keep things in perspective
    81- Provides peace of mind, happiness
    82- Helps you discover your purpose
    83- Increased self-actualization.
    84- Increased compassion
    85- Growing wisdom
    86- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
    87- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
    88- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
    89- Increased acceptance of oneself
    90- helps learn forgiveness
    91- Changes attitude toward life
    92- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
    93- Attain enlightenment
    94- greater inner-directedness
    95- Helps living in the present moment
    96- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
    97- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
    98- Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
    99- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
    100- Increases the synchronicity in your life
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    Re: 100 benefits of Meditation

    Post  Lightseeker on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:55 am

    I did think after sharing this, that there might be some who genuinely have difficulty in getting relaxed !

    This tip is aimed primarily at the New Comer to Meditation or those that consistently have difficulty in getting into a Meditation.

    It's Called the Ganzfeld Effect, but don't let that worry you. Its as easy as staring at a Plain Wall or Ceiling(because that's what it is )

    Anyone who is trying to learn how to meditate or is interested in experiencing an altered state should try The Ganzfeld Effect.

    Historically, Arctic explorers were the first people to describe the effect. After they gazed into a frosty field of snowy white, they reported experiencing a form of snowblindness.

    Upon further research in the 1930's, it was discovered that when people gazed into a featureless field of vision (a Ganzfeld), they quickly and consistently entered a profoundly altered state.

    Best Wishes Neville
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    Re: 100 benefits of Meditation

    Post  Violet on Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:11 pm

    Thanks Lightseeker, I think a lot of people think they can't meditate for some reason or other, medical conditions being one of them but as you have pointed out it can help a lot of them.



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