Thursday, December 27, 2012
4 Benefits of Practicing Meditation
1) Improved Sleep: Research has found that consistent meditators who use a variety of meditation styles experience a higher quality of sleep than people who do not meditate.
2) Less Anxiety and Depression: Research has demonstrated that mindfulness based stress reduction therapy has had beneficial application for individuals with anxiety and depression.
3) Lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart disease: Transcendental meditation has been shown to lower blood pressure among individuals with heart disease and was associated with approx. a 40% reduction in risk of heart attack, stroke and risk of death.
4) Stronger Immune System: Meditators have fewer colds and flus.
Research suggests that there is no one best way to meditate.
The best style for an individual is the one he or she finds the easiest and most enjoyable.