100 Benefits of Meditation

Physiological benefits:

1- Lowers oxygen consumption.

2- Decreases respiratory rate.

3- Increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.

4- Increases exercise tolerance.

5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.

6- Good for people with high blood pressure.

7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.

8- Decreases muscle tension

9- Supports chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.

10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.

11- Supports post-operative healing.

12- Enhances the immune system.

13- Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress

14- Enhances energy, strength and vigour.

15- Supports weight loss

16- Reduces free radicals, less tissue damage

17- Promotes higher skin resistance

18- Decreases cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.

19- Improves flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.

20- Decreases the aging process.

21- Promotes higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

22- Supports the reduction and/or elimination of pain

23- Reduces sweat

24- Reduces/eliminates headaches & migraines

25- Promotes higher brain functioning

26- Reduces need for medical care

27- reduces energy wasted

28- Increases activity levels.

29- Significant relief from asthma

30- Improves performance in athletics

31- Normalizes to your ideal weight

32- Harmonizes our endocrine system

33- Relaxes our nervous system

34- Produces lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity

35- promotes reductionand/or elimination of infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:

36- Builds self-confidence.

37- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.

38- Resolves phobias & fears

39- Promotes control own thoughts

40- Promotes focus & concentration

41- Increases creativity

42- Increases brain wave coherence.

43- Improves learning ability and memory.

44- Increases feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.

45- Increases emotional stability.

46- improves relationships

47- Mind ages at slower rate

48- Promotes elimination of bad habits

49- Develops intuition

50- Increases Productivity

51- Improves relations at home & at work

52- Promotes ability to see the larger picture in a given situation

53- Supports reduction of focus on petty issues

54- Increases ability to solve complex problems

55- Purifies your character

56- Develops will power

57- supports greater communication between the two brain hemispheres

58- Produces more effective reaction times to a stressful event.

59- Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance

60- Promotes higher intelligence growth rate

61- Increases job satisfaction

62- increases capacity for intimate contact with loved ones

63- Decreases in potential mental illness

64- Promotes more sociable behaviour

65- Reducesaggressiveness

66- Supports reduction/elimination of smoking, alcohol addiction

67- Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals

68- Supports recovery from sleep deprivation

69-Supports less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia

70- Increases sense of responsibility

71- Reduces road rage

72- Decreases restless thinking

73- Decreases tendency to worry

74- Increases listening skills and empathy

75- Supports more accurate judgements

76- Promotes greater tolerance

77- Supports composure to act in considered & constructive ways

78- Promotes a stable, more balanced personality

79- Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:

80- Supports ability to keep things in perspective

81- Provides peace of mind, happiness

82- Supports your discovery of your purpose

83- Increases self-actualization.

84- Increases compassion

85- Promotes awareness of wisdom

86- promotes deeper understanding of yourself and others

87- Supports body, mind, spirit in harmony

88- Promotes deeper level of spiritual relaxation

89- Increases acceptance of oneself

90- Supports forgiveness

91- Suports changes attitude toward life

92- Creates a deeper relationship with your God

93- Supports allowing enlightenment

94- Promotes greater inner awareness

95- Increase living in the present moment

96- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love

97- Supports discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego

98- Promotes experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”

99- Supports experience a sense of “Oneness”

100- Increases the synchronicity in your life

Meditation Practice

Everyone is invited to join our Meditation Practice on Wednesday evenings and practice "being" meditation. The first half of the class is meditation practice while the other half is interactive as we explore the path of meditation through

engaging discussions to support your practice.

The class is comfortable for those new to this practice and those who meditate regularly. Experience the benefits of a group weekly practice with a community focused on health and healing.

Wednesday at 5:30pm.