Proven Benefits of Meditation

Sedentary lifestyle and associated concerns, stress, fears prevent us from attaining a state of mind which is harmonious & relaxed. Everyone is seeking that perfect solution to balance their lives throughout

Meditation is a practice that helps us to connect with our mind, body and soul. It awakens the body and benefits all aspects of the conscious and subconscious layers of the mind

  • Natural stress stabilizer - Extreme mental and physical stress cause increased levels of cortisol- the stress hormone, in the body. Cortisol releases inflammatory chemicals which can cause adverse effects such as disruption in sleep/anxiety, depression or increased blood pressure, fatigue etc. Some studies recommend ‘Mindfulness Meditation’ that can help reduce the inflammatory response by lowering the levels of cortisol, giving a sense of relaxation. Regular meditation may also improve symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer's, post-traumatic stress disorder & fibromyalgia
  • It soothes anxiety and depression - Extreme stress is something that is very common within most of us and is mainly responsible for creating agitation in our minds. Meditation is a way of achieving ‘A mind without agitation’. Meditation helps people to take control of their nervous system and emotions by lowering stress hormones. It’s proven that regular meditation has mood-boosting effects that can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders, even in people with clinically diagnosed depressive disorders or those suffering from acute major depression
  • Cardiovascular health & Immunity - Meditation lowers stress & induces relaxation, which increases the compound nitric oxide causing blood vessels to open up. This eventually helps to regulate blood pressure, insulin resistance, cholesterol & other risk factors for heart disease. Regular meditation is also the perfect key to a balanced immune system as it lowers stress response, cools chronic inflammation and promotes a healthy gut-barrier function
  • Improves cognition and concentration - Research shows that meditation improves cognitive skills and concentration levels. Meditation increases blood flow to the brain, enhancing focus, cognition and memory. Incorporating different types of meditation practices in daily routine improves our problem-solving and decision-making strategies

Publisher Name: eHealthFlex Team

Date: 20-03-2021