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The Benefits of Meditation

Updated on July 30, 2014

Meditation helps us to discover and realize our inner self. Given that, we all lead extremely busy and frenzied lives, our senses tend to get drawn outwards; thus, meditation is an excellent way to turn inwards. The health benefits of meditation are massive and far-reaching; and it is definitely one of the most effective rejuvenation and relaxation techniques to reinstate harmony and peace in to our lives.

What Are The Benefits Of Meditation? Inner Peace and Meditation

Meditation helps relax, unwind, lighten up and tackle emotional upheavals, stress and day-to-day pressures. The benefits of meditation are extensive and profound; here are some of the most momentous advantages:

  • Meditation helps to slow down an agitated mind, and composes it. It balances our thoughts, feelings and emotions; de-clutters our mind and gives the mind a much-needed holiday.
  • Meditation promises to efficiently tackle a range of ailments and diseases, particularly, life style illnesses.
  • Not just the mind, but the physical body benefits as well. Meditation helps melt away stress and worry; thus, the daily practice of meditation prevents disorders such as hypertension, migraine and panic attacks.
  • it helps perk up energy levels appreciably and increases your endurance and stamina too.
  • Meditation leaves you feeling revitalized, revived and refreshed.
  • Daily practice will take you to a higher sense of consciousness, tranquility and harmony.

Mediation Techniques, How To Meditate?

In order to preserve good health and wellness, you have to learn to relax on the physical, mental and emotional levels. This meditation technique helps let go of unnecessary and useless thoughts, eliminates unconstructive feelings and banishes pessimism.

  • Sit comfortably and steady your breathing. Concentrate on your breathing for about 5 minutes; thereafter inspect your body for areas of stress, anxiety and tension.
  • Sweep from the top of the toes to your head. Remain with each body part for 2 minutes, then, proceed to the next. Do not linger on any feeling or thought. Let the thoughts float away.
  • Picture a stream of flowing, clear water washing over you, and driving away all hurt, pain, apprehension, anguish, stress, and fatigue.
  • Make a note of any thought or emotion that arises, but, do not judge or dwell on them.
  • Experience a cool breeze blowing through your mind, helping to de-clutter and clear it.
  • Lie quietly for 5 minutes, and then end the session.

Learn to Meditate

One needs to set up a regular habit of meditating; only then will it proffer long-term and major benefits. A daily session of at least 20 minutes works wonders. Sustained and regular practice is the key.


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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      This is a great hub. I love meditation; however, I never took it seriously and so I never did it properly. Although, after reading this, I am planning to do the meditation process properly from now on.

      Voted up + Awesome + Useful + Sharing it on Hubhoppers!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful hub. The benefits of meditation can only be known experienced by one who does it regularly. In these stressful times meditating for some time everyday will do our body a world of good.

      Voted up, useful and SHARED

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      palganar 5 years ago from Kerala, South India

      very useful tip

      meditation helps you reinvent everyday

      you can reset goals in detached mind state

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      Kathleen Kerswig 5 years ago

      Thank you for the suggestions regarding meditation. I've been meditating on a more regular basis in the past year and the benefits have been amazing. I am looking forward to continuing to meditate more and more. Discovering our inner selves is quite an experience. Good job - thanks for sharing.