People Who Meditate Have Lower Blood Pressure
Numerous studies have shown that individuals with high blood pressure show significant drops in blood pressure when they engage in frequent meditation sessions. This is good news if you’d like to do away with blood pressure medications – with the consultation of a physician of course.
Consistent Meditation Helps Undo Bad Habits
As you meditate you can explore inner emotions and by doing so you will discover they are not as overpowering as you fear. You will also discover that by putting awareness on emotions that influence your behavior that you gain the power to change and eliminate them.
Habits are driven by a desire to feel something different than what you are currently feeling. Sometimes it is obvious why you want to change what you feel; sometimes it is not. Through deep meditative introspection you will recognize why you do what you do and in the process gain the awareness to make different choices that align with you you want to be.
Meditation will not get rid of emotions, even the one’s you’d rather not feel. But it will teach you how to focus and calm your mind in order to prevent those emotions from distracting you. Over time you will minimize and even eliminate their effect on you.
People Who Meditate Are Shown Live Longer
Researchers reported results in the Journal of Personal and Social Psychology (Alexander et al., 1989) that found older people who practiced meditation had improved cognitive and behavioral abilities . . . . . . and they lived longer than those who did not meditate. Not only does this study suggest you will live longer if you meditate, but you will also stay more mentally sharp in your golden years. This also includes a reduced likelihood of depression and mental deterioration often associated with aging.
Other PROVEN Benefits of Meditation
- Reduced Cholesterol Levels
- Meditation Makes People Happier
- Meditation Improves Overall Health
- Meditation Helps Reverse Heart Disease
- Meditation Reduces Anxiety
An additional study, conducted at Duke University Medical Center and reported in the journal Physiology & Behavior, found that presenting binaural auditory beats could also enhance your hand-eye coordination, body control, and mood.