Stress is the cause of so many physical and mental diseases. Regular meditation reduces this stress. Stress is the root problem to many deadly diseases. Stress is known to cause:
- Heart disease
- Irritable Bowel and other digestive issues
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin conditions
Meditating regularly will help you to combat some of the leading causes of death today. Not bad for being still and trying to focus your thoughts. Find out more about how stress affects your health.
Reduces Muscle Tension
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Meditating allows you to experience deep relaxation. All your muscles are relaxed, especially in progressive relaxation. Meditating regularly will allow you to relax your muscles regularly and in the long-term it will reduce muscle tension, prevent headaches and lessen chronic muscle strain.
Spending almost ten days in complete silence not even making eye contact with other people sounds crazy, but it was an amazing experience. Coming back from our Vipassana meditation retreat, my husband and I received many unexpected benefits. The ability to focus was one of them. If you do meditation where you focus on a point in your body or mind, meditation will give you those benefits as well.
Calms Mental Tension
It doesn’t seem so at first. I mean when I first started meditating, my mind would go crazy! It still does sometimes, but when you catch a glimpse of peace and you deliberately try to let your thoughts just drift by, you become more aware of your mental tension. Your body will feel refreshed like you’ve had a great sleep and this is allow your body to heal faster.
For many people, peace is a dream. Your life is so busy that you don’t have time to think. Spending time just sitting still give you the time to experience the peace in life. Your ability to go into a state of peacefulness increases and you feel more peaceful even when you’re not meditating.
Develops mindfulness (a.k.a. living in the present moment)
Meditation breathing and sitting will keep you in the present moment which increases your alertness and calms your mind. As Eckhart Tollesays, there are no problems in the now. There is no tension in the now. It is quite an experience to try to focus just on what is happening now. How your body feels and the sensations all around you. Meditation makes you more aware of the sounds, smells and feeling in world that is happening at this very moment.
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