What are the benefits of meditation ?


Benefits of Meditation 

 

Psychological Health Benefits


  • Meditation reduces anxiety and depression. 
  • Meditation increases stress resilience.
  • Promotes increase in positive emotions
  • Increases focus, present moment awareness, stimulates pre-frontal cortex.  
  • Healthy emotional stability and increased intelligence.
  • Meditation increases your capacity to learn
  • Increases empathy and compassion towards others
  • Meditation increases a sense of connection to yourself and others.
  • It increases your sense of purpose and meaning for life.
  • Meditation improves sociability.


Physical Health Benefits

 

  • Meditation literally grows your brain… both in volume and thickness.
  • Meditation increases blood flow to your brain and reduces cortisol levels
  • Meditation reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  • Meditation increases neuroplasticity. This is the brains ability to organize itself.
  • Stimulates production of good neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine.
  • Triggers the parasympathetic nervous system for recover from stress.
  • Boosts the immune system and relaxes muscles.
  • Slows the ageing process.