To help motivate you, here are just a few benefits to meditation and taking the time to rest:
~It lowers oxygen consumption.
~It decreases respiratory rate.
~It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
~Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
~Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
~Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
~Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
~Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
~It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
~Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
~Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
~Helps in post-operative healing.
~Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
~Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.
So who wants to come on in to get started?