Some Health Benefits of Meditation

When you practice Meditation remind yourself of all the good work the relaxation effect is doing on your body.

1. INCREASED IMMUNITY:

It is now scientifically proved that the relaxation boosts immunity in recovering cancer patients. If one practices progressive muscular relaxation daily, it can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Not only that, if practiced regularly, relaxation exercises boost natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to tumors and to viruses.

2. EMOTIONAL BALANCE:

The neurotic behavior results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. Meditation certainly is the way to cure such neurosis and unhealthy emotional states. When practiced with positive auto-suggestions, Meditation can help achieve great balance.

3. INCREASED FERTILITY:

Meditation can naturally increase fertility for both male and female. A study, conducted at the University of Western Australia, regarding the relationship between Relaxation and Fertility found that women are more likely to conceive during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed. On the other hand another study, conducted at Trakya University, in Turkey, found that stress reduces sperm count and motility. It suggests that relaxation may also boost male fertility.

4. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE:

Meditation makes the body less responsive to stress hormones, thus can lower blood pressure. It works in a similar way to blood pressure-lowering medication. Meanwhile a British Medical Journal report found that patients trained how to relax had significantly lower blood pressure.

5. ANTI-INFLAMATORY:

Inflammation is a state linked to heart disease, arthritis, asthma and skin conditions such as psoriasis. Meditation can help prevent and treat such symptoms by switching off the stress response. In this way, one study at McGill University in Canada found that meditation clinically improved the symptoms of psoriasis.