20 Benefits of Meditation

Here are some benefits of meditation that will hopefully motivate you towards practicing more, as I know they do for me.

  1. Deeply relaxes you
  2. Reduces stress
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Increases acceptance
  5. Improves blood circulation
  6. Decreases perspiration
  7. Slows aging
  8. Increases awareness of your unconscious mind
  9. Lowers heart rate
  10. Improves concentration
  11. Increases gray matter in the brain (related to learning, memory, emotion regulation, perspective)
  12. Encourages a healthier, more conscious lifestyle
  13. Slows respiratory rate
  14. Decreases anxiety and impulsivity
  15. Increases self-awareness
  16. Lower blood cortisol levels
  17. Increases happiness
  18. Raises sense of contentment
  19. Benefits immune health
  20. Prevents emotional eating and smoking

I have experienced many of these benefits myself. For more information, I recently posted How to Meditate for those of you who need more guidance.

Preeya Manita