Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Meditation - Meditation in schools‘Meditation’ is no longer just about Tibetan monks sitting cross-legged in the Himalaya – it’s now becoming a phenomenon in the western world too – even beginning to being taught in schools and used by corporate executives!

In our fast-paced modern world, stillness and silence are often words and concepts that can easily just pass us by – our lives are so very full of amazing sights and sounds, from when we first open our eyes in the morning until we close them at night as we fall asleep – yet it is in the stillness and silence of our mind, of our hearts, of our true ‘self’, that we can really unlock all of our power – whether the power to physically heal ourselves, manage and release troublesome emotions, or the power to create the life we truly desire – whatever that may be for you!

Benefits of Meditation - Stillness and Peace of MindJust as physical exercise and eating the right food for you helps to keep your body healthy, so meditation helps to keep your mind healthy! By ‘de-cluttering’ all those thoughts and worries and residual emotions we all hold in our minds and energy fields, you can open the door to more inner peace, find clearer direction in life and really make the space to focus on what you really want!

““Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into
the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts
the average person thinks every day”
(Deepak Chopra)

Meditation is like nutrition for the mind! And since your mind, body and soul are all connected, that means great nutrition for your mind will have an amazing impact on all aspects of your life!

We really do love meditation, here at Free Meditations – not just for one reason – but for many! Below are a few examples of the incredible benefits of meditation – whatever your aims in life, meditation really does seem to help! … And the scientific evidence to back up these benefits just keeps coming!…

What are the Benefits of Meditation?

  • Meditation improves concentration and helps you think!

    Research shows meditation is associated with increased grey matter in the brain’. (NeuroReport 16: 1893-1897; 2005).

  • Meditation reduces stress & improves coping skills!

    ‘Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits: A meta-analysis.’ Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2004; Volume 57, issue 1, 35-43

  •  Meditation boosts your creativity!

    ‘Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: evidence of brief mental training.’ Consciousness and Cognition, 2010

  •  Meditation lowers blood pressure & can improve immunity!

    Randomised Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Prehypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2013.

  • Meditation reduces anxiety and depression!

    ‘Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders.’ American Journal of Psychiatry, 1992.

  •  Meditation can improve ADHD in children!

    Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Program for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children. (Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 9 (4), 479-497; 2003)

…and these are just a few examples!!

“You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind.”
Dr. Joseph Murphy