Why Meditation Benefits the Mind, Body, and Soul

06 February 2017

Why Meditation Benefits the Mind, Body, and Soul

Meditation is an all-around comfort food for the mind, the body, and the soul. You’ve probably heard that meditation is good for your health and that you should meditate every day. Whether it’s in a yoga class I’m taking, or I see it in a article on Facebook, or if I read it in a book or magazine – I’m constantly seeing that meditation is great for you! But why? Here’s why:

Why Is Meditation Good For You? Because Science. That’s Why.

Okay, not really because of science, but science has proved that meditation has both real and tangible, mental and physical benefits. Studies are everywhere! Just google them. Or don’t google it, and just listen to the knowledge I’m about to drop right here – Google will tell you the same thing, I promise. In all honesty, I love to meditate. I’m not very good at it, but meditation is a work in progress, it’s a practice, and some people won’t get the hang of it right away. But that doesn’t mean you should do it! I mean, just look at the facts. Studies show:

Physical Benefits of Meditation

  • Improves the immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases production of serotonin. What’s serotonin? It’s the stuffs in the brain that can improve your mood and your behavior!
  • Increases levels of energy -> inner energy = outer energy. It’s not just science. It’s math. Math always has an answer.
  • It can decrease pain and inflammation. By coming to terms and increasing awareness of the self, body, and bodily functions – The mind can put pain at ease.
  • Lowers anxiety and can reduce anxiety attacks
  • Decreases tension based pain. Mental decompression & relaxation = physical decompression and relaxation. There’s the math again.

Mental Benefits of Meditation

  • Increases your level of happiness. It’s a snowball effect. The trials in your life become smaller and insignificant. And so do the negative emotions. Cheers to happy!
  • Improves your creativity – Your mind is a endless space. Explore that S.O.B.
  • Promotes clarity in the mind
  • Promotes peace of mind
  • Problems will become smaller. Why? Because with practice, these the bigger picture will be revealed to you. You are you. You are not your problems.
  • Increases your focus – makes you sharper
  • Broadens your horizons – If you are alone with just you, yourself, and your mind, the thoughts and ideas will come – the mind will open. Let it.
  • Increases consciousness (YES! That’s what this blog is all about! Live consciously. Let it happen!)
  • Diffuses anger and frustration – Relaaaaaaaaaaaax.

All in all… I’m not going to tell you should meditate. You should tell you, that you should meditate. These facts might convince you, and if they don’t, I don’t know what will!

What I will tell you is, I love meditation. I need to practice it more often. I need to set aside more time for it. Because it’s like a mental health day from work – but instead of from work, it’s a mental health day from life. And life is one crazy erm, thing. There’s so many words I could use to describe it, but I’m trying to go with the peaceful state of mind thing here.

Love & Light! 

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Colleen, founder of Om in Bloom, is a travel and holistic wellness writer based in Southern California. With a certification in Reiki energy healing, an active yoga practice, and a passion for clinical herbalism, Colleen is adept in opening her mind to wellness and the benefits it offers. She believes that with great care, we can indulge into our own journeys of self exploration, conscious growth, and compassionate love of both the self and others. She enjoys traveling the world with her loved ones and taking her wellness practice along to each destination. With firm intentions and gratitude, she wishes to experience the culture of wellness in each and every corner of the world.