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benifits of meditation

Updated on February 22, 2011

According to the Encarta World English Dictionary the definition of meditation is-
emptying or concentration of mind: the emptying of the mind of thoughts, or the concentration of the mind on one thing, in order to aid mental or spiritual development, contemplation, or relaxation 2. pondering of something: the act of thinking about something carefully, calmly, seriously, and for some time, or an instance of such thinking.

Their are several types of meditation, and the benefits are endless. In recent years, scientists have one studies to uncover some facts about meditation.

Meditation Helps The aging Process***

Would you like one of the greatest secrets on aging? It's not a skin cream. Meditation can slow your age down from 5 to 10 years.Deepak Chopra estimates that people who meditate for many years often have a biological age between 5 to 10 years younger than their chronological age. Maybe because it slows the heart rate, and increases the blood flow.

Meditation Helps With Breathing and aids in relaxation***

In many languages, the words spirit and breath mean the same thing. Meditation has been used throughout history, and has benefited people across the globe. Conscious breathing is something most meditations share. You can not be upset if your breathing is slow, regular, and deep.

Meditation lowers your blood pressure, helps with tension headaches, and keeps you with a positive mood***

It has been prescribed by dr.'s to patients with high blood pressure. Oxygen consumption lessens, and tension headaches become less. It increases levels of serotonin(a chemical associated with moods)which means it also helps people with depression. It can reduce symptoms of P.M.S., increase memory retention, and change your brain structure positively (believe it or not). It decreases metabolic rate, and reduces fatigue.

With all of the positive affects of meditation, you can't lose. You can perform better in work, sports, writing, and your age. It's spiritual experience for some, and well worth your efforts. Take a little time out of your hustle and bustle life, think positive, and reap the rewards of meditation.Learn to relax and think positive, stimulate your brain, the list goes on. Meditation can enhance your life.




 

Here are a few quotes about meditation:

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"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless- like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put in in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. -Bruce Lee

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"If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before." -Osho

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"Life can be pleasant or miserable. To lead a fruitful life, and to make it positive, practice analytical meditation." -Dalai Lama

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"Mind concentrates: it acts out of the past. Meditation acts in the present, out of the present." -Osho

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"If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment." -Daniel Goleman

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"Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging fortitude in infinity." Voltaire

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"Meditation is the soul's perspective glass." Owen Feltham

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"The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation." - Milarepa

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