What are the useful benefits of Meditation in Daily Life?

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Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

I sure could use it at work! Benefits? Calming of my nerves and my temper.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

It's a little like stepping aside from your troubles for a few minutes; a kind of mini-vacation in the mind. It can be very calming.

There's also a spiritual aspect that allows us to explore the inner self, maybe the subconscious. In that, it slightly resembles prayer but without all the words.

Here's a mandala you can use as a focal point.


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Christie Rodriguez
1- It lowers oxygen consumption.
2- It decreases respiratory rate.
3- It 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- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
That's a comprehensive list, Christie, and it looks good to me. Well, I can't comment on #10. :(

Thanks for taking the trouble to comment although it will get more readers if you post it as an answer, rather than comment below another answer.
Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

Reducing stress, gets your heart rate down, You just might live longer :)

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

The useful benefits of meditation is when we engage in deep, concentrated thinking about important things in life. It is vital to reflect on our past experiences, ponder over current matters, and thoughtfully contemplate our future.


Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

It can help gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions, so that you act with intent, rather than react.  It can also help with relaxation such as in guided meditation.  However, I searched to see if there are any side effects and found that it can trigger certain mental health conditions. There is also the experience of Nirvanas evil twin The Dark Night.  Please see links -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3092572/The-dark-meditation-mindfulness-Treatment-trigger-mania-depression-psychosis-new-book-claims.html

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/25/mental-health-meditation

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-dark-knight-of-the-souls/372766/

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Didge Doo just said "It's a little like stepping aside from your troubles for a few minutes; a kind of mini-vacation in the mind. It can be very calming."

That's a great statement.

The other answers illuminate specific benefits and good guidelines.

DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered

Along with all the usual cheesy things you usually hear about meditation, it's probably the best way for a person to understand themselves and their body. And once you get deep into it, and start forming habits around meditating or even doing yoga you will definitely experience positive changes in your life.

You take a look at all the grumpy and sour people in the world, their minds are usually cluttered. With what the TV tells them, what tabloids tell them, what neighbors tell them. And through their minds everything is wrong with the world. Just take a breathe.

Yogi Anant Profile
Yogi Anant answered

Personally, I think we don’t need any particular reason to start meditating. Even if we are happy with our life, meditation could be very beneficial, it can help with the quality of our life and also I can see it as a prevention to a series of health issues.

We are used to a quick fix, everywhere advertisements offer us the choice of hundreds of different pills, tablets, gels for a lot of things with the promise that in a short time we will be ok, without having to do anything.

Everyone interested in meditation is
associated with us. Anant Yoga School in Rishikesh offers  meditation classes. So join us and enjoy.


Twallgirl Wallace Profile

It depends on what you are meditating on. The bible tells us at Phillipians 4:8: "whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well spoken of, whatever things are virtuous and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering these things. So when meditating on these types of things we wouldn't go wrong

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