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The Health Benefits of Meditation

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF Meditation POST DUE 12 00 15 How to Achieve a Proper Meditative Pose Join together the tip of the middle finger to the tip of the thumb in 'Aakash mudra Legs crossed in Vajra Posture. Shoulders level and relaxed. Eyes neither completely open nor completely closed. Back is straight, but not tense Elbows pointed outwards to let air circulate Sit Back on your sit bones to prevent slouching Mouth in neutral position, tongue touching the back of the upper teeth, preventing your mouth from drying out. The head is tipped forward with chin slighty tucked in. Black and White Meditation Breathe in through the nose. Imagine you are drawing a bright, white light into your body. Fill Your Lungs Completely. Imagine that the bright, white light is filling your body completely. Imagine any stresses and negative thoughts as darkness. Push it all together into a black mass and breathe it out through your mouth. Empty your Lungs completely. Continue breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth until all the black has gone and your entire body is white. The Benefits of Meditation Reduces Stress Improved Immune System When under lots of stress, the body releases cortisol, a stress hormone. When sustained for long periods of time, cortisol can cause a variety of health problems. Research has shown meditation increases antibodies and helps the immune system act faster. Better Bone Density Lowers blood pressure During meditation the body requires less oxygen which means the heart beats fewer beats, reducing blood Proloned Stress and Cortisol production can weaken bone formation, which can lead to osteoporosis. pressure Regulates Blood sugar Levels Rducing stress reduces the product of neurohormones, which can help balance glucose and insulin in the blood. Fat Loss Cortisol causes fat gain around visceral organs, leading to health problems. Increases fertility Reducing stress increases the chances of becoming pregnant Better Skin Cortisol causes collagen loss in the skin, which causes wrinkles! Better Memory Long-term cortisol exposure can damage the hippocampus and impair learning. Just Meditate 10:00- 10 Minutes of Meditaton a Day can Keep the Doctor Away Rishikul Yogshala z www.rishikulyogshala.org

The Health Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation is cited as one of the best ways to combat a stressful life, the health benefits of incorporating meditation into your daily life are numerous as shown below. Use the infographic to learn h...

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