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10 Physical Health Benefits Of Meditation
If you’ve come here from the Our Meditation Movement Blog – you will already know how this movement is impacting our world for the better.
In part 1 we discover 10 Physical Health Benefits that will connect you to your Zen.
#1. Increases blood flow to your brain.
The stronger and steadier the flow, the better the brain functions.
#2. Grows your brain…
Both in volume and thickness. Increases memory, focus, self-awareness and self-control.
#3. Instigates Muscle relaxation.
#4. Engages the parasympathetic nervous system.
Enables us to rest and recover from stress.
#5. Stress Buster – Reduces cortisol production.
The stress-induced hormone that suppresses the immune system and breeds anxiety.
#6. Reduces blood pressure and heart rate,
#7 Boosts the immune system.
As we reduce our stress, the immune system is ignited which makes us more resistant to viruses and infections.
Touch nature, close your eyes, relax and reflect.
#8. Increases neuroplasticity.
The brain’s ability to organise itself, while it adapts to demands and enables you to become more efficient in the learning process.
#9. Increases the production of good neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine.
Our infamous mood hormones. As a result of low levels of serotonin, we can experience periods of severe depression.
#10: Meditation reduces physical and emotional pain.
(Better than morphine)
Now this blew us away – hear this…..potentially the most amazing the benefit of meditation is that it has the capability to reduce mental and physical pain better than morphine….. yep I had to read it over and over!
Now read it again… Imagine the impact to find that freedom? And .. breath.
Simply find a peaceful spot where you feel relaxed and happy. A triple bonus will be if you can access nature!
Tips to help you meditate anywhere.
2 TOC tips from our clients who are getting their zen on.
1) Concentrate on a single sentence helps them to focus & empty their mind.
2) Play soft music to help block out other background noise.
There is a multitude of apps available to help focus the mind.
Take a look at your App store to see what resonates for you..
Here’s a link to some of the best we’ve found.
Tides of Change has got into the zone with the following Apps:
Imagine creating a daily habit that will create abundant joy and happiness in your life. Give it whirl.
Imagine 6 months from now knowing that you started something today that created even more personal freedom in all areas of your life.
See our Part 2 – Zen 10 Psychological Benefits
And there is more! If this is what it can do for our physical wellness …imagine what it can do to our mental wellness?
How has meditation contributed to your wellbeing and vitality? Leave a comment below.
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