The Benefits of Meditation
The most common physiological effects of meditation are reduced blood pressure, lower pulse rate, decreased metabolic rate and changes in the concentration of serum levels of various substances.
The benefits of regular meditation have been widely reported in a variety of news sources.. These can include stress reduction, strengthening of the body's immune system, better organized thought processes, improved powers of concentration, enhanced powers of memory, refinement and enlivening of the nervous system, awakening of regenerative energies, slowing of biologic aging processes, and orderly functioning of the body's organs, glands, and systems.
Because of the above, regular meditation practice is now increasingly recommended by many physicians and health centers as a pleasant way for patients/clients to be increase their well-being.
While the side-benefits can be welcomed and enjoyed, the primary purpose of meditation practice is to elicit clear states of consciousness and to facilitate progressive, authentic spiritual growth.
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last updated 2004-01-01