108 benefits of meditation

Physical Benefits:
1. It increases blood flow while slowing the heart rate
2. It decreases, normalizes respiratory rate
3. It lowers, normalizes oxygen consumption
4. Increases exercise tolerance
5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
6. Reduces 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. Helps reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17. Improves higher skin resistance
18. Decreases cholesterol levels, lowers risk of heart diseases
19. Improves flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
20. Decreases the aging process
21. Promotes higher levels of DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone)
22. Prevents, slows or controls pain of chronic diseases
23. Makes you sweat less
24. Cures, alleviates headaches & migraines
25. Promotes greater orderliness of brain functioning
26. Reduces need for medical care
27. Minimizes energy wasted
28. Promotes inclination to an active lifestyle
29. Helps relief from asthma
30. improves performance in athletic events
31. Helps with normalization to your ideal weight
32. Harmonizes the endocrine system
33. Relaxes our nervous system
34. Produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35. Enhances fertility (reduces the stresses of infertility which 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. Helps to resolve phobias & fears
39. Helps control with our own thoughts
40. Helps with focus & concentration
41. Increases creativity
42. Increases brain wave coherence.
43. Improves learning ability and memory
44. Increases feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
45. Increases emotional stability
46. improves relationships
47. Slows mental aging
48. Helps to eliminate addictions and bad habits
49. Enhances intuition
50. Increases productivity, minimizing procrastination
51. Improves relations at home & at work
52. Improves the ability to see the larger picture in a given situation
53. Helps with letting go of petty issues
54. Increases ability to solve complex problems
55. Improves your character
56. Develops will power
57. Improves greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58. Promotes faster and effective reaction time to a stressful event
59. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
60. Promotes higher intelligence growth rate
61. Promotes increased job satisfaction
62. Increases in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63. Decreases in potential mental illness
64. Promotes better, more sociable behavior
65. Promotes less aggressiveness
66. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol and other forms of addiction
67. Reduces need for and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68. Helps with faster recovery from little sleep or sleep deprivation
69. Helps promote less time to fall asleep, helps with insomnia
70. Increases sense of responsibility
71. Reduces road rage and violence in general
72. Decreases restless thinking
73. Decreases tendency to worry
74. Increases listening skills and empathy
75. Helps make more accurate judgements
76. Promotes greater tolerance
77. Gives composure to act in considerate & constructive ways
78. Promotes a stable, more balanced personality
79. Helps to develop emotional maturity
Spiritual Benefits:
80. Helps keep things in perspective
81. Provides peace of mind, happiness
82. Helps you discover your purpose
83. Increases self-actualization
84. Increases compassion
85. Promotes growing in wisdom and awareness
86. Enhances deeper understanding of yourself and others
87. Helps brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
88. Promotes deeper levels of spiritual connection
89. Increases acceptance of oneself
90. Helps learn forgiveness
91. Changes inflexible attitudes toward life
92. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93. Promotes enlightened states of being
94. Promotes greater inner directed-ness
95. Helps living in the present moment
96. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97. Promotes discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98. Enhances experience of the inner sense of “knowingness”
99. Enhances experience of “oneness”
100. Increases the synchronicity in your life
101. Enhances a deeper appreciation for nature
102. Promotes greater connection with others
103. Promotes greater contentment and peace
104. Helps with living in the “now”
105. Promotes a deeper sense of gratitude
106. Brings greater quality of life
107. Enhances greater connection to universal truths
108. Enhances the experience of universal love

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