by Malvika Soori
In today’s stress driven world, peace of mind, good health, greater energy, positive relationship is what everyone seeks. Meditation is an age old practice with countless values. It offers numerous health benefits as it is a safe and simple way to balance one’s physical, emotional, and mental state.
One of the most important health benefits of meditation is how it releases stress from our bodies. In fact, it is a great way to cure stress related illnesses such as anxiety, trauma and insomnia. Meditation practiced regularly will lead you to a deeper level of relaxation and contemplation. If you want to be free of constant worry, pressure and stress meditation can give you a life that is calm, peaceful, happy and relaxed.
With meditation, the functioning of our body undergoes a change as each cell in the body gets filled with more energy. With the increase of this energy in our body, one can experience joy, peace, and a feeling of tranquility. On a physical level meditation lowers high blood pressure, improves the immune system, and any sort of pain caused as a result of stress such as migraine headaches.
Additionally, meditation can also make structural changes to the brain i.e. thickening some of the neurons while making some of them less dense. Depending upon the response to stimuli, cells and neurons in the brain are continuously making new connections and disrupting old ones. This impacts the neural circuits of the brain, which in turn affects the way we respond to situations.
The main purpose of meditation is to come in terms with one’s true self i.e. accepting one’s strengths, weaknesses, and previous mistakes. It is believed that a person can experience inner peace when he/ she truly come to terms with the mistakes he/ she might have made. However, the key to yield larger and noticeable results is practicing meditation consistently.
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