Everybody is not lucky enough to have time solely for themselves, spend most of the day stressing about things out of their control, and never find the time to relax. Little do they know, relaxing your mind and focusing it on yourself for at least 10 minutes a day can do so much for your mental and even physical health. There are multiple studies showing the benefits of meditation and how important it is to our daily routines. Meditation greatly reduces stress, helps clear your mind, and increases our capacity to find ourselves within the world we live in. After reading this, I want you to give yourself some time away from everything that stresses you out, and mediate to better yourself.

Mental Benefits 

To get the full benefits of meditation, one must reach a relaxed state mentally. This prevents constant stimuli from entering the brain pathways, which in turn allows the brain to be fully relaxed and in a state of deep rest. Meditation is not only a technique to relax, it is a practice of self care that helps the practitioner to become more in tune with the inner self. Here is a list of the mental benefits that go hand in hand with meditation.

  • Emotional Stability
  • Creativity Increases
  • Happiness Increases
  • Peace of Mind
  • Problems Become Smaller (My Favorite)
  • Improves Mood and Behavior

Physical Benefits 

When meditating you are replacing Beta waves (functioning brain waves) for Alpha waves (relaxed brain waves), which allows the nervous system to relax and improve functionality. This leads to a list of benefits to your overall physical health.

  • High Blood Pressure May Decrease
  • Immune System Improves
  • Overall Energy Level Increases
  • Decreases Tension Related Pain
    • Ulcers
    • Insomnia
    • Headaches
    • Muscle and Joint Problems

 

Knowing all the benefits of mediation it is hard to not implement it in your daily routine. Although, it is very beneficial to our bodies as a whole, it also takes reap the benefits of meditation. It involves an ongoing process of repetitive meditation and practicing self care. It won’t come overnight, keep at it and you will see your world change right in front of you!