Health and Wellness

 

There are so many advantages to meditation, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.

Below is a list of just some of the benefits that meditation can provide you with:

Physiological benefits:

  • Lowers oxygen consumption.
  • Decreases respiratory rate.
  • Increases blood flow
  • Slows the heart rate.
  • Increases exercise tolerance.
  • Leads to a deeper level of relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Reduces PMS symptoms.
  • Helps in post-operative healing.
  • Enhances the immune system.
  • Reduces activity of viruses and distress
  • Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Reduction of free radicals, tissue damage
  • Higher skin resistance
  • Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
  • Decreases aging process
Psychological benefits:

  • Builds self-confidence.
  • Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
  • Resolve phobias and fears
  • Helps with focus and concentration
  • Increase creativity
  • Improved learning ability and memory.
  • Increased vitality and rejuvenation.
  • Increased emotional stability.
  • Mind ages at slower rate
  • Easier to remove bad habits
  • Develops intuition
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved relations at home and work
  • Helps ignore petty issues
  • Increased ability to solve complex problems
  • Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  • React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
  • Increased job satisfaction
Spiritual benefits:

  • Helps keep things in perspective
  • Provides peace of mind, happiness
  • Helps you discover your purpose
  • Increased self-actualization
  • Increased compassion
  • Growing wisdom
  • Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  • Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
  • Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
  • Increased acceptance of oneself
  • Helps learn forgiveness
  • Changes attitude toward life
  • Helps living in the present moment
  • Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  • Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  • Experience an inner sense of “Assurance or Knowingness”
  • Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  • Increases synchronicity in your life

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Health and Wellness Committee
e – healthandwellness@adelphi.edu

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