The benefits of meditation are very broad: from slowing down the heartbeat down to help concentration and memory.
But only in recent decades in the West that these benefits have begun to know. Although meditation has existed for thousands of years and has been practiced in many communities and religions throughout the world, it only since the 1960s meditation has become popular in the West.
The Beatles and Meditation
Beat Beatles visits to Indian Maharishi Mahesh Yogi teachers in the 60s where they learn transcendental meditation is one of several high profile reports on meditation and benefits of meditation.
More scientific studies have been made about the benefits of meditation and more and more concrete reports submitted on what meditation benefits tangible in mind, body and spirit.
In terms of stress management, regular meditation practices are the main components of recovery from stress.
Benefits of Meditation
So what are the benefits of meditation? What is the reason why so many people turn to meditation to deal with anxiety and stress, and why do so many people practice meditation throughout the world?
o Meditation slows the heartbeat: This helps calm the body and calm the mind.
o Reducing oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production: within minutes of meditating oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production can reduce up to 20% below the normal level.
o Increase skin resistance to pain: meditation helps increase body resistance to pain and for reduced electric current when the body is emphasized or anxious. This means that if you get a knock or hurt yourself, you tend to feel pain or react to pain.
o Increase muscle relaxation
o Reducing activity in the nervous system: the nervous system branch (the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system) is responsible for relaxing and soothing you dominate when you meditate.
o Lactate production decreases: lactic acid produced when the muscles of the body of oxygen starvation (stitches during exercise) and when the body in a stress is reduced 4 times faster than in a normal resting state. Lactate buildup can cause fatigue in the short term and in the production of long-term dream energy.
o Blood circulation increases: blood circulation increases during meditation which means that more oxygen is able to achieve your muscles – this in turn helps prevent lactate production (lactate is produced when the muscle starvation oxygen).
o Significant effect on the brain: During brain meditation producing alpha and theta brain waves. You will spend most of your day in beta brain waves that are important to do activities every day but too much can drain. Reaching alpha and theta brain waves regularly can help improve memory, increase concentration, help you to relax, increase your energy and happiness.
Research has shown that most children regularly in alpha brain waves and theta (ever wondering why your children have so much energy!). When children grow, they start moving to Beta Brain Waves countries. And even though this is important to resolve something it is also important, it is not important, to maintain your energy and achieve other meditation benefits, to access this alpha and theta brain waves.
o Balances meditation both parts of the brain: Recent research shows that meditation helps balance the logical side of the brain and the creative side of the brain. By balancing the brain, this helps make individuals more balanced and happy.
o Meditation helps fight depression: Regular meditation (once or twice a day for 20 minutes) helps handle depression, reduces hypertension and helps relieve worry and migraines.