There are numerous benefits associated with the practice of meditation. Here are some just to name a few:
- Mediation creates a metabolic state deeper than that which occurs during sleep.
- Meditation reduces blood lactate, a symptom of stress.
- Meditation increases calming hormones like melatonin and serotonin, while decreasing cortisol.
- Meditation improves short vision, hearing, and blood pressure, which can all be impacted by aging.
- Long term meditators have 80% fewer heart-related diseases, and have a 50% less chance to develop cancer.
- Meditators release DHEA, a youth-related hormone. In fact, 45-year-old male meditators have 23% more of this hormone. This hormone increases sexual function and memory, and decreases weight and stress.
- 75% of insomniacs were able to sleep normally when practicing meditation and 25% were improved.
- 34% of chronic pain was decreased in patients when practicing meditation.
- Pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms decreased by 57%
- There was a notable decrease in migraines.
- Anxiety and depression were reduced significantly.
- Working people missed fewer days due to illness.
- Patients with AIDS and cancer experienced decreased symptoms.
- The use of medical care and hospitalization was reduced.
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome improved.
Meditation Table of Contents
- General Overview
- Sitting Positions
- Yoga Positions
- Best Places to Meditate
- Best Time to Meditate
- How Eating, Sex and Sleep Affect Your Meditation
- Breath Control or Pranayama
- Basic Procedures for Alternate Nostril Breathing
- A Specific Program to Get You Started
- Time and Effects During Meditation
- How many days should I do this Meditation for?
- Tips for a Meditative Mental State
- Different Types of Meditation
- Frequent Questions and Answers