Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meditation

Physiological Benefits of Meditation:

1. Decreased heart rate during quiet meditation time
2. Lower blood pressure in normal and moderately hypertensive individuals
3. Quicker recovery from stress
4. Increase in alpha rhythms (slow, high-amplitude brain waves that correlate with relaxation.)
5. Enhanced synchronization (that is, simultaneous operation) of the right and left hemispheres of the brain (which positively correlates with creativity)
6. Reduced cholesterol levels
7. Decreased consumption of energy and need for oxygen
8. Deeper, slower breathing
9. Muscle relaxation
10. Reduction in the intensity of pain



Psychological Benefits of Meditation:

11. More happiness and peace of mind
12. Less emotional reactivity; fewer intense negative emotions and dramatic mood swings
13. Increased empathy
14. Enhanced creativity and self-actualization
15. Heightened perceptual clarity and sensitivity
16. Reductions in both acute and chronic anxiety
17. Complement to psychotherapy and other approaches in the treatment of addiction


Definition of meditation--

“Meditation is simply the practice of focusing your attention on a particular object—generally something simple, like a world or phrase, a candle flame or geometric figure, or the coming and going of your breath.

When you meditate, you narrow your focus, limit the stimuli bombarding your nervous system—and calm your mind in the process.”  

There are so many different ways to do it and depending on your learning style you have a few different choices... for instance if you are a hands on learner, physical, auditory, or visual. 

1 comment:

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