URBAN YOGA INSIGHTS: The 100 benefits of meditation

Urban Yoga Monkey BethFeeling stressed and anxious from a hard week at work? Want to let all that go but don’t know how? Heard meditation can aid stress relief amongst having many further physical and psychological benefits?

Check out this list of the 100 benefits of meditation, followed by a guided practice inviting you to explore this ancient, proven and comprehensive method that could literally change the life you live into a life via a 15-20min daily practice.

Physiological benefits:

  • 1-  It lowers oxygen consumption.
  • 2-  It decreases respiratory rate.
  • 3-  It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
  • 4- Increases exercise tolerance.
  • 5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
  • 6- Good for people with high blood pressure.
  • 7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
  • 8- Decreases muscle tension
  • 9- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  • 10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
  • 11- Helps in post-operative healing.
  • 12- Enhances the immune system.
  • 13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  • 14- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.
  • 15- Helps with weight loss
  • 16- Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
  • 17- Higher skin resistance
  • 18- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • 19- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
  • 20- Decreases the aging process.
  • 21- Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  • 22- Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
  • 23- Makes you sweat less
  • 24- Cures headaches & migraines
  • 25- Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
  • 26- Reduced Need for Medical Care
  • 27- Less energy wasted
  • 28- More inclined to sports, activities
  • 29- Significant relief from asthma
  • 30- Improved performance in athletic events
  • 31- Normalizes to your ideal weight
  • 32- Harmonizes our endocrine system
  • 33- Relaxes our nervous system
  • 34- Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  • 35- Cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:

  • 36- Builds self-confidence.
  • 37- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
  • 38- Resolve phobias & fears
  • 39- Helps control own thoughts
  • 40- Helps with focus & concentration
  • 41- Increase creativity
  • 42- Increased brain wave coherence.
  • 43- Improved learning ability and memory.
  • 44- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  • 45- Increased emotional stability.
  • 46- improved relationships
  • 47- Mind ages at slower rate
  • 48- Easier to remove bad habits
  • 49- Develops intuition
  • 50- Increased Productivity
  • 51- Improved relations at home & at work
  • 52- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
  • 53- Helps ignore petty issues
  • 54- Increased ability to solve complex problems
  • 55- Purifies your character
  • 56- Develop will power
  • 57- greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  • 58- react more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
  • 59- increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  • 60- higher intelligence growth rate
  • 61- Increased job satisfaction
  • 62- increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  • 63- decrease in potential mental illness
  • 64- Better, more sociable behaviour
  • 65- Less aggressiveness
  • 66- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
  • 67- Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
  • 68- Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
  • 69- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
  • 70- Increases sense of responsibility
  • 71- Reduces road rage
  • 72- Decrease in restless thinking
  • 73- Decreased tendency to worry
  • 74- Increases listening skills and empathy
  • 75- Helps make more accurate judgements
  • 76- Greater tolerance
  • 77- Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
  • 78- Grows a stable, more balanced personality
  • 79- Develops emotional maturity
  • Spiritual benefits:
  • 80- Helps keep things in perspective
  • 81- Provides peace of mind, happiness
  • 82- Helps you discover your purpose
  • 83- Increased self-actualization.
  • 84- Increased compassion
  • 85- Growing wisdom
  • 86- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  • 87- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  • 88- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
  • 89- Increased acceptance of oneself
  • 90- Helps learn forgiveness
  • 91- Changes attitude toward life
  • 92- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  • 93- Attain enlightenment
  • 94- Greater inner-direct-edness
  • 95- Helps living in the present moment
  • 96- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  • 97- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  • 98- Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
  • 99- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  • 100- Increases the synchronicity in your life

(NB:List sourced from: http://bit.ly/FktYT )

Wanna experience those benefits for yourself? Here’s how:

Find a quiet spot, as clutter free and at a comfortable temperature where you won’t be disturbed for 15-20mins and click on the youtube link below.

Mooji-super wise one from Brixton! (Yes Brixton!) guides you through with love, wisdom and experience, and with an accent like his you can help but soften those rough edges and ease yourself into a smoother version of your wonderful self.

Results?

“Picture of a version of you less prickly pear, more juicy mango! Learn how to disolve the tension leaving you lose and loving,  just in time for the weekend!”

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