Benefits of Meditation

The medical benefits of meditation can result in healing for the three main areas of health: physical, mental and spiritual. Mental disorders that can benefit through meditation are vast. Some conditions in which meditation can help are:

Relaxation
Stress
Depression
Panic attacks
anxiety
irritability and moodiness
memory
self esteem and self confidence
relationships

For improved Physical health, meditation can also aide in relief for the following:

Pain
Cancer
Heart disease
Angina pains
Asthma
PMS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
high blood pressure
cholesterol

Scientists and doctors agree, more and more, that meditation is having a direct impact on the way the brain is ‘wired’. There has, in recent years, been a dramatic rise of the research and testing of meditation and the exact effects meditation can have on the brain and the heart.

There are various forms of meditation, all of which have separate characteristics that offer a unique method for healing. Stress has been proven to result in depression and fears. That depression from excess stress can result in physical injuries and negative health disorders such as heart disease. Meditation is proving that you can reduce the risks to such conditions by first reducing the stress. When your brain is relaxed, a dramatic improvement to your mental health occurs, which, in turn, reduces the risks to poor physical health as well.

The Spiritual needs of people can become deeper and have a stronger impact by increasing the following:

~ More meaningful understanding of the endless existence of a higher power.
~ Feelings of a sense of Oneness with yourself and you higher power or with the universe.
~ Strong sense of Unconditional Love
~ General feelings of well being
~ Improved Psychic abilities
~ A Deeper feeling and realization of Purpose
~ A strong sense of achievement
~ Strong increase of discerning abilities
~ Occurrence of a deep, inner sense of Knowingness

Traditionally, meditation comes from eastern cultures, primarily India and Tibet. Buddhism and Hinduism play a great role in meditation, although meditation can be adjusted to accommodate any religion.

Sri Sri Says – “Prayer is the deepest form of Meditation“. “Mind without agitation is meditation. Mind in the present moment is meditation. Mind that has no hesitation, no anticipation is meditation. Mind that has come back home, to the source, is meditation. Mind that becomes ‘‘no mind’’ is meditation”.

Q To Sri Sri: Meditation calms the mind. It feels good. But in our daily life we have to handle paying bills, parking tickets and other mundane things. How can we do this with the same calm mind, without getting irritated or perturbed? 



Sri Sri: You take a shower in the morning to clean your body. After that you do all the daily activities. You don’t have to keep on taking a shower throughout the day. It’s like that.

You meditate and calm your mind, then go on with other activities. It’s not easy to keep yourself 
undisturbed, but it’ll happen as you keep doing the practices regularly. Then it’ll become easy.

Meditation is accepting this moment and living every moment totally with depth. Just this understanding and few days of continuous practice of meditation, can change the quality of our life.

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