Have you ever wondered “Why meditate”? Let’s briefly explore the benefits of meditation and look at some of the practical, down to earth ways in which meditation can improve your quality of life. 

 “Your mind is at work all day, every day. Every decision you make, every challenge that you face, every moment you go through in life, your mind is your constant companion, it can be your best friend or your worst enemy.”  

Christopher Lloyd Clarke

In our fantastic modern world, meditation has become one of the most popular ways for people to relax, de-stress, accelerate their spiritual development and enhance their quality of life. More and more people are beginning to realize that one’s quality of life depends largely on one’s quality of mind. This increase in popularity is also partially due to the fact that over the last few decades, a huge amount of research and scientific exploration has been conducted into the benefits of meditation.Let’s get to know more about what It’s like to meditate, and how meditation can help you in your own life in recovering from religious trauma.

 What happens when you meditate? 

When you practice meditation, your heart rate and your breathing gradually slows down.  Your blood pressure normalizes, and the function of your immune system improves. Meditation also causes your adrenal glands to produce less cortisol, one of the main hormones responsible for ageing. As you meditate, your mind becomes clearer and clearer. You feel less burdened by mental chatter, and troubling emotions gradually melt away. Feelings of stress and anxiety are greatly reduced.

The inner calm that meditation provides also leads to a more positive outlook, increased intelligence and enhanced creativity. Meditation helps to eliminate stress and anxiety, and it helps you to sleep more deeply. With consistent practice, these positive effects compound and become permanently established.

Why meditate? Is meditation for me? 
People who meditate regularly find they have positive changes in their lives. What about you? What if you have never experienced meditation before? Why Meditate? What kinds of benefits can meditation offer to someone like you and me and how can it help in our everyday lives?                                                               Some Examples are:From business people, to office workers to CEO’s use meditation to help them keep their cool under pressure and help them make clear, well formed decisions.                                                             Parents:Meditation offers parents relief from the pressure of everyday living, and all the responsibilities that come with raising a family. Many parents find their time spent in meditation very precious me time. Quiet time that you give yourself to relax and reflect.                                                                                                  Students:Students can greatly benefit from meditation. Meditation helps by enhancing their intelligence, dramatically improving memory, and increasing their ability to grasp new information. 
Spirituality:Spiritual people use meditation to get in touch with their inner self, to overcome the limiting perspective of their ego, and experience a deeper connection with source or God.                                                                                                          Relationships:
Meditation helps you relax and become more emotionally balanced. Anyone can benefit from meditation. With a calm mind and an open-heart conflicts are resolved more easily and love is exchanged more readily, and more deeply.Meditation can help anyone no matter who you are or what you do. Meditation improves your health, increases performance. It increases your quality of life.   Next we will talk about different ways or types of meditation.

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