If an individual has a calm state of mind that person's attitudes and views will be calm and tranquil even in the presence of great agitation..
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
The Key Health Benefits of Meditation
It lowers oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
It increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
It leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
It’s good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
It reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
It decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
It helps build self-confidence.
It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
It helps with chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
It reduces PMS (Pre- menstrual Syndrome)
It helps with post-operative healing.
It enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
It also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.
All is Perfect... All is Well... Namaste
Deepak Chopra defines meditation and discusses it's history and context in Vedanta. He also explains some of the benefits of its practice
Meditation is a process that transforms the mind. In this video, Deepak Chopra, M.D. discusses the basics of how to meditate. In the early stages of practice this might mean simply taking time to yourself.
At a more advanced level, you can practice holding your attention on the breath, body, and internal landscape. Each stage of meditation brings about positive change within ourselves.
"Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being."