Benefits of Meditation-1 Stress Relief


We all know that meditation has many benefits on our mind and it is known to calm your mind and give you concentration and clarity. It is often misunderstood to be a passive activity which is practiced in solitude for clearing the mind and relieving stress, while physical exercises take the credit for benefiting bodily health. Not many know that both meditation and exercise can share an equal part in a person’s health and well-being. Taking a deep breath, releasing tension from the muscles, and calling the mind into focus are not the only benefits of meditation which we will discuss in the series - Benefits of Meditation.

Meditation for Stress Relief

The first and foremost benefit of meditation advocated by doctors and therapists is stress belief. As part of stress management, a few minutes of inner peace and meditation is prescribed for people who are over worked and stressed and most often this benefit is very real. Stress generates the release of Cortisol, a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal cortex. Having Cortisol in the body, especially on a regular or constant basis, can cause physical problems like higher blood sugar levels, a suppressed immune system, and sometimes problems with metabolism regulation which leads to thyroid and in turn obesity.

Controlling stress through meditation has helped many people around the world fight diseases, weight loss, and other hormonal disorders. So the benefits of managing stress through mediation are manifested in a variety of physical ways. The blood pressure and heart rates lower, oxygen can move more freely through the body and improve skin tone, and even nerve pains and discomfort can be relieved over time. This results in a healthy body and healthier mind.