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80 Reasons to Meditate

There are so many advantages to meditation. Here is a list of benefits that meditation can provide you with, however the most important one is it grows your relationship with your own inner self, your own inner unique divinity and ultimately with the divine.

Physiological benefits:

  1. It lowers oxygen consumption.
  2. It decreases respiratory rate.
  3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
  4. Increases exercise tolerance.
  5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
  6. Good for people with high blood pressure.
  7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
  8. Decreases muscle tension
  9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  10. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
  11. Helps in post-operative healing and enhances the immune system.
  12. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  13. Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
  14. Helps with weight loss
  15. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
  16. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
  17. Improves flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
  18. Decreases the aging process.
  19. Prevents, slows or controls pain of chronic diseases
  20. Greater orderliness of Brain Functioning
  21. Reduced Need for Medical Care
  22. Significant relief from asthma
  23. Normalises to your ideal weight
  24. Harmonises our endocrine system
  25. Relaxes our nervous system
  26. Produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity

Psychological benefits:

  1. Builds self-confidence.
  2. Increases serotonin level,
  3. Influences mood and behaviour.
  4. Resolve phobias & fears Helps control own thoughts
  5. Helps with focus & concentration
  6. Increase creativity, Increased brain wave coherence.
  7. Improved learning ability and memory.
  8. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  9. Increased emotional stability.
  10. Improved relationships
  11. Mind ages at slower rate
  12. Easier to remove bad habits
  13. Develops intuition
  14. Increased Productivity
  15. Improved relations at home & at work
  16. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
  17. Helps ignore petty issues Increased ability to solve complex problems
  18. Develop will power
  19. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  20. React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
  21. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  22. Higher intelligence growth rate
  23. Increased job satisfaction
  24. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  25. Decrease in potential mental illness
  26. Better, more sociable behaviour Less aggressiveness
  27. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
  28. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
  29. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
  30. Increases sense of responsibility
  31. Decrease in restless thinking
  32. Decreased tendency to worry Increases listening skills and empathy
  33. Helps make more accurate judgements
  34. Greater tolerance Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways

Spiritual benefits:

  1. Grows a stable, more balanced personality
  2. Helps keep things in perspective
  3. Provides peace of mind, happiness
  4. Helps you discover your purpose Increased self-actualization. Increased compassion
  5. Growing wisdom
  6. Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  7. Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  8. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation Increased acceptance of oneself
  9. Helps learn forgiveness
  10. Changes attitude toward life
  11. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  12. Attain enlightenment
  13. Greater inner-directedness
  14. Helps living in the present moment
  15. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  16. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  17. Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
  18. Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  19. Increases the synchronicity in your life
  20. Allows to connect deeply with your own unique divinity within

Meditation is also completely free. It requires no special equipment, and is not complicated to learn. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment. However it does take commitment to self and time it’s probably best to start with 10-20minutes and work up slowly to an hour twice a day for a sense of total inner peace and connection. A great thing is there are no negative side effects. There is nothing but positive to be gained from it! With such a huge list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”

About Pennie Quaile-Pearce (2 Articles)
Pennies role is to strategically guide Acorn to Oak onto the next level of being without losing it's spiritual and energetic foundation and values. She builds a community of like minded people who desire to move on from Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk to discovering How to Walk their own Walk in ever new joy, ever new bliss, ever new happiness and abundance, to freedom of the soul and their own unique divinity and express that here and now.
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