Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Why Learning To Meditate Will Make You 15% Happier #Meditation

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A person who is able to learn to meditate on a daily basis is able to reap many benefits. There are several different ways to meditate that can really help your day to day life and functionality. When you learn proper meditation techniques, you can unlock certain parts of your mind and body that you did not even know were accessible. Here are a few benefits to consider.

1. Relieves Stress

As we all know, the day to day grind can get very stressful and sometimes overwhelming. Trying to deal with work issues, personal life issues can be quite difficult. Rather than join the growing list of people who rely on prescription medication to keep their emotions, learn meditation so that you can keep agitation at bay. Meditation gives you a chance to tap into your natural energy reserves, so that negativity cannot sap your strength.

2. Creates a Healthier Lifestyle

Once you learn meditation and start to become accustomed to living a certain way, you will become motivated to change other aspects of your lifestyle. Those who meditate are far less likely to consume junk food and allow themselves to become sedentary. Whether it's eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking less alcohol, or cutting out caffeine, the body begins to crave things that are good for it, instead of wanting sugar, salt and other harmful substances.

3. Increase Your Self Awareness

The gulf between a person's self-image and who they are in reality is the cause for much consternation. When you learn to meditate, you also learn how to properly analyze yourself. Gone are the days of making excuses for yourself and having zero accountability. Anger is often the product of our mistakes and being able to recognize this fact is often the key to self-actualization. Being able to truly accept who you are as a person and knowing your strengths and weaknesses is one of the keys to true happiness.

4. Slows The Aging Process

Those who learn meditation and participate on a regular basis are able to rewire their brain from a a physiological standpoint. Studies have shown that a person who meditates has an increased amount of brain cells, as compared to their counterparts who do not meditate. It reduces the amount of stress on the body and increases the length of a person's chromosome caps, which provide indication of one's biological age.

5. Decreased Blood Pressure

When you learn meditation, you increase your body's overall level of relaxation. This leads to increase in the amount of nitric oxide produced by the body. When this process takes place, it opens up the blood vessels. When the blood vessels open, blood pressure decreases. Medical studies have shown that roughly half of those who meditate were able to cease taking their medications for high blood pressure. 

Learning how to meditate in general can improve your lifestyle.