What is Meditation?
I am interested in meditation in the context of its applicability to the life and development of Western man, that is, you and me ..
Benefits of meditation, what you get.
A man who goes to work, burdened with care and under constant stress exposure. Person who wants to learn how to cope with the problems, do not be impulsive and live in harmony with yourself and others, to develop his potential. Be assured that good practice of meditation promotes the solution on all this issues.
So what does Meditation do to you?
Summing up the results of scientific research, has been isolated following number of positive effects of meditation,
Some physiological effects of meditation include,
The stabilizing effect on blood pressure
Decrease in heart rate and respiration
Reduction of stress hormones in the body
Improving the mental activity
Strengthening of immunity
Stabilization of the activity of brain waves
Boost of energy and vitality
Some psychological effects of meditation include,
Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Reducing fears, phobias, fear of death
Improved mood, ability to enjoy life
The growth of self-confidence
Improved ability to concentrate
Gain strength in emotional control
Raising the level of intelligence and organization of thinking
The benefits of meditation and positive impact on psychological and physical health, on this subject scientific research conducted. It is rapidly gaining popularity in the western world because of its positive effects on well-being. According to the Wikipedia, according to a study conducted by the U.S. government in this country is engaged in meditation (or ever did) about 10% of the population. It's about 20 million people!
"Since 1950, the West had produced about 3,000 studies on the effect of meditation on human health. More than 1000 of these various methods of meditation associated with changes in metabolism, blood pressure, activity of the brain and other physiological processes. Meditation is used for clinical purposes as a method of reducing stress and pain. "