Every Day New Medical Studies Discover More Benefits of Meditation

While the following list does not include all the benefits of meditating, it certainly is impressive for anyone who would like to live in a more healthy way.

  1. Increases restorative sleep
  2. Decreases anxiety and stress
  3. Slows the heart rate
  4. Increases exercise tolerance
  5. Helps physical relaxation
  6. Reduces high blood pressure
  7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  8. Decreases muscle tension
  9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies and arthritis
  10. Reduces pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms
  11. Enhances post-operative healing
  12. Strengthens the immune system
  13. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  14. Increases energy, strength and vigor
  15. Helps to reduce weight
  16. Reduces free radicals that cause tissue damage
  17. Lowers cholesterol levels and risks of cardiovascular disease
  18. Improves flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
  19. Decreases the aging process
  20. Increases the hormone DHEAS that can perk up your sex drive, build muscle, and retard the effects of aging
  21. Can prevent, slow or control pain of chronic diseases
  22. Makes you sweat less
  23. Can reduce or eliminate migraine headaches
  24. Stimulates brain functioning
  25. Reduces the high cost of medical care
  26. Reduces asthma symptoms
  27. Improves athletic performance in events like golf, tennis and bowling
  28. Strengthens the endocrine system
  29. Relaxes the nervous system
  30. Produces beneficial changes in the brain’s electrical activity
  31. Can reverse infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation)
  32. Builds self-confidence
  33. Increases serotonin level that influences mood and behavior
  34. Resolves phobias and fears
  35. Helps increase focus and concentration
  36. Increases creativity
  37. Improves learning ability and memory
  38. Increases feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  39. Increases emotional stability
  40. Improves relationships
  41. Helps the ability to change old habits
  42. Develops intuition
  43. Increases productivity
  44. Improves discrimination
  45. Strengthens will power
  46. Increases the ability to solve complex problems
  47. Helps you react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful situation
  48. Decreases anger
  49. Helps in quitting smoking and alcohol addiction
  50. Helps you discover your life’s purpose