girl meditatingMost of us know that daily meditation is ‘good for you‘. But aside from calming your mind, what else can mediation do? As it turns out, a lot. In fact, your physical health can benefit from daily meditation too.

Even though most meditation practices come from Eastern spiritual and religious traditions, plenty of folks today are using it outside of it’s roots. Specifically, meditation is being harnessed as a tool for improving body-mind wellness.

Here are 5 reasons why daily meditation isn’t just ‘good for you’, but may actually be necessary for overall well-being.

1. Happy Heart

Meditation has been shown to lower heart rates, increase exercise tolerance in heart patients, increase the body’s blood flow and even lower blood pressure.

2. Breath of Fresh Air

Daily Mediation improves your relationship with your lungs by using oxygen more efficiently. It’s been shown to decrease respiratory rates and lower overall oxygen consumption.

3. Stress-Buster

Here are just a few ways that meditation, especially daily meditation, will change the way you live your life: access deeper levels of relaxation; decrease muscular tension, headaches and muscle pain; reduce the frequency and intensity of anxiety attacks by lowering blood lactate levels; and reduce or remove the symptoms of PMS in women. Not bad, huh?

4. The Serotonin Factor

Yep, daily meditation actually increases the amount of ‘happy hormones’ your body produces. And this means better moods and a natural boost for people dealing with low-level serotonin problems like headaches, insomnia, depression and even obesity.

5. Immuno Buddy

Research has shown that meditation increases ‘natural-killer cell’ activity. And what do these ‘killer’ cells do? Get rid of cancer and bacteria cells, to name two things. By enhancing the immune system, daily meditation also has a positive effect on things like arthritis, allergies and post-op recover speed.

6. Your turn!

Do you have a daily meditation practice?
Do you want one?
Have you noticed any positive changes in your physical and mental health when you meditate regularly?
Are you looking for a daily meditation practice you can stick with?

We want to know what your relationship to meditation is, so leave us a comment and let us know.

FinerMinds Team

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4 Comments

  • Avatar Prince Mohan says:

    Finer minds is a very wonderful comprehensive site
    and has a lot to keep every one going the spiritual way
    to be Healthy Wealthy Wise Prosperous in Life .

    Meditation is an integral part of YOGA .

    Yoga is union of the Body Mind Soul .

    The benefits of meditation can not explained in this comments
    box . The benifits are far greater and one has to experience
    the Divine Love and Divine Light emerging in Meditation .

    Breath is the supreme energy and power of the universe .
    The whole existence is related with Prana .

    Meditation synchronizes our Breath with the God's breath
    and empowers our being .

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  • This is such a beautiful list – clear, concise and easy to understand. So why don't more of us do it? I have submitted several posts to my blog site along the lines of what I read here. It is very encouraging to have these thoughts/ideas reconfirmed. The more that we share, the more that people will benefit. Thank you. I always enjoy reading your entries.
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  • Avatar Rocio Fernandez says:

    I highly recommend "The Twin Hearts Meditation" by Master Choa Kok Sui. Is a meditation to serve the world and yourself as well.
    It has changed my heart, my mind and my life. You use the prayer of Saint Francis of Asisi to activate your heart with feelings of love, compassion, kindness. Later you activate your crown chakra and allow yourself to receive divine energy to bless the Earth and all the humanity. You can use this energy to heal yourself physycally, mentally and emotionally. Increases your intuition, calms your mind and many other benefits. It allows you to be a better person.

  • Avatar Rocio Fernandez says:

    I highly recommend “The Twin Hearts Meditation” by Master Choa Kok Sui. Is a meditation to serve the world and yourself as well.
    It has changed my heart, my mind and my life. You use the prayer of Saint Francis of Asisi to activate your heart with feelings of love, compassion, kindness. Later you activate your crown chakra and allow yourself to receive divine energy to bless the Earth and all the humanity. You can use this energy to heal yourself physycally, mentally and emotionally. Increases your intuition, calms your mind and many other benefits. It allows you to be a better person.

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