Health Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation is gaining popularity for its ability to improve overall well being of the mind, body and soul.  We know it can make us feel happier but did you know it can actually make us healthier?  Here are the most common health benefits of meditation.

 

Reduce Stress

When the body is under a lot of stress, our stress hormone, cortisol is released.  Prolonged stress means a constant cortisol release, cortisol can cause an increased risk of health issues which include anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain and even memory and concentration impairment.

 

Lower Blood Pressure

During meditation, the body requires less oxygen, which means the heart can beat slower and reduce blood pressure.  If your blood pressure is not well controlled you can have an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, dementia, kidney disease and more!

 

Weight Loss

The cortisol released during stress can lead to an increase of fat around visceral organs, leading to health problems.  The reduction in cortisol release (from meditation) can results in weight loss.

 

Improved Skin

Cortisol can instigate the loss of collagen in our skin, which causes wrinkles.  Keeping these cortisol levels low, from meditation, can promote healthy, soft and smooth skin.

 

Improved Immune Function

Meditation increases antibodies and helps the immune system act faster and prevent or stop illness.

 

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  • There’s also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress levels and even cellular health. But what does it in reality do to the body?

    Sal Rosso on
  • Very Very Helpful Information. Its very important of how to relax and help our bodies and also mentally.

    Kaivalya Yoga School on

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