Meditation – The benefits

Meditation as a lot of benefits to your mental health some of you might ask what is meditation the answer is simple its relaxation and not concentration its more about not concentrating on something its becoming thoughtless.
 
The benefits of Meditation
 
· You will have a clam mind
· You will gain great concentration levels
· Have better clarity on situations
· Improved communications
· Relaxes the mind and body
 
Health benefits of Mediation
 
· Known to lower blood pressure
· Can reduce anxiety levels
· Decreases any pain related tension
· Increased serotonin levels which improves your mood and behavior
· Improved immune system
· Increased energy levels
 
Mental Health Benefits of Meditation
 
· Anxiety decreases
· Your emotional stability improves
· Increased happiness
· Peace of Mind
· Problems become smaller
· Intuition develops
 
There are lots of resources out there to help you start I would recommend that you find a local guided meditation group to start. These groups will help you understand the meditation process and help with your posture.
 
I can remember the first time I went to a guided meditation at Manchester’s Buddhist Centre on Turner Street in the Northern Quarter. I didn’t know what to expect but after the hour’s mediation session I came out feeling excited and in touch with my own self/body for the first time in years. I have been practicing Meditation for years now and have benefited in so many ways to the point I completed a course last year to enable me to teach the process of Mindfulness. I tend to go back to the Buddhist Centre now and again usually on a Tuesday evening at the drop in session or alternatively you can book longer courses if that’s something you want to experience more of. There are some great apps out there and the one I recommend a lot is Headspace as these are guided meditations and my clients have thanked me for introducing them to this resource.
The below picture depicts the brain before and after meditation
 
As you can see there are huge benefits to Meditation – Why don’t you give it a try and see and feel the benefits for yourself.