Meditation is a body and mind relaxation technique. If you take a look at the Asian history, you will find that this excellent body and mind rejuvenating technique was in use even thousands of years ago. Ancient people from Asia, who were habitual of regular meditation practice, were far healthier than the modern people, who are habitual of living an unhealthy and stressful life. Because we live in an extremely hectic lifestyle, we don’t have time to take care of our body and mind. Meditation has a great influence on your physiological and psychological wellbeing. These techniques are so powerful that they can even impact a specific portion of the brain. A long term practice of meditation can help you stay away from many dangerous illness which we will definitely not like to invite in our life. A regular and consistent practice of meditation can prevent health complications like cancer, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome and many more.

Physiological Benefits of Meditation

1.Improves Brain Functions: This technique has an overwhelming effect on our brain. As you know already, a human brain has many functions to perform. The level of stress that we take in our daily life has bad effect on the brain functions. However, a long term practice of meditation rejuvenates the central nervous system and makes the brain healthier. It also has been observed that meditation improves cognitive behavior in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. As the process of meditation fights stress and lowers the risk of nerve impairment, aged people with the problem of memory loss see a significant improvement in their condition.

2. Controls Blood Pressure

Meditation is a relaxation technique. No wonder it will help you control your blood pressure by reducing your stress level and controlling your anxiety.

3.Prevents Heart Disease

As your blood pressure level comes down, the risk of developing any heart diseases automatically decreases to a great extent. Meditation is a great way to control your anxiety and thus the risk of any kind of heart problems like heart attack or stroke.

4.Addresses Infertility

As fighting stress is one of the most efficient capabilities of meditation, this natural stress bursting technique also increases sperm count by lowering the intensity of complex medical problems, balancing essential reproduction aiding hormones. Medical professionals believe that long term practice of meditation can also lower the number of patients suffering from infertility to a great extent.

Here is a more pleasant news for you. According to a recent research result, the deep breathing technique of meditation changes your body’s genetic level. It can be said that the people who have been practicing deep breathing methods for long, they have more disease fighting active genes than the others who do not meditate. That means if you practice meditation for a long time, your body will be able to activate the genes that have the ability to fight unfavorable health conditions like infertility, high blood pressure or arthritis.

Psychological Benefits of Meditation

1.Increases Calmness, Stress Relief

As we discussed already, meditation relaxes your body and mind. It increases the feeling of calmness. A calm body and mind do not possess any severe health risks.

2.Treats Depression

At present, some of us suffer from severe mental problems. Yes, the complexities of life has increased. Our brain and body react to a stressful condition in a very depressive way. We need something that can release our stress and help us recover from this stressful condition. Meditation is the answer. Meditation techniques have been developed to bring a calming effect on your body and mind. It fills your mind with positive vibes and reduces the feeling of restlessness.

3.Helps to Quit Smoking

People who suffer from stress or anxiety, are often inclined toward smoking as they find this habit quite relaxing. However, the very common habit of smoking has no single benefit. Instead, it is a source of multiple dangerous health complications. Meditation helps to increase self control and willpower. With the help of this technique, one can also literally restrict his/her craving for drugs or other addictive products.

The physiological and psychological benefits of meditation are extremely inspiring. You can’t ignore the fact that with the advancement of our lifestyle, our health problems have increased. Now we are reluctant to do physical exercises and live unhealthy lifestyle due to shortage of time. Our struggle for survival and success have increased. Our life is full of stress at present. Yes, we do agree with the fact that despite making all efforts, there are a few moments in our life when we fail not to become overly stressed. However, we can definitely try a few meditation techniques to de-stress our mind. Another very important reason to practice meditation is empowering the spiritual magnetism, which is a type of positive vibe. Spiritual magnetism is the power of your soul. It has the ability to drive your thoughts, behaviour and actions in the right direction. You can develop your spiritual magnetism with the help of meditation.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Mulyadi Kurnia. I am a practitioner of meditation and yoga and has been experiencing the benefits of the practices. Having gone through the periods of stress and anxiety myself, I know first hand of how unpleasant this experience could be. Through this article, I intend to share my knowledge and experience on stress-related and wellness topics. For more information on stress management and wellness tips, visit