Pentagon Meditation Club

The Many Benefits of Meditation

I Thought I Knew The Meditation Benefits

I thought I knew the meditation benefits that the practice of being still and quieting the mind would provide, but to actually live them is to truly learn them and love them. I attend a yoga studio regularly that features meditations before and after each practice and class, but it is nowhere near as powerful as meditating by yourself in privacy and comfort.

I was first drawn to it not for any spiritual reasons I am afraid to admit. The truth is, my blood pressure was dangerously high and I was willing to do anything and everything I could to get it down.

Medication is a no-go for me, due to bleeding issues. I did not want a nosebleed to kill me, as one almost did last summer. I read online a list of non-medication ways to get blood pressure down, and meditation was one of them. So I started.

My personal meditation benefits have gone far past getting my blood pressure down. My anxiety is no longer the animal it once was, and people around me tell me that I smile a lot more often than I used to.

My wife is actually unsure who I am now. 🙂

3 Great Benefits Of Meditation

Do you meditate on a regular basis? For many people meditating has become an integral part of their lives due to its positive impact on their overall well-being. It has become more widespread as a result of increasing awareness of its beneficial effects. Let’s take a look at three of the main benefits of meditation.

Stress And Anxiety Relief

One of the main reasons that people start meditating is because they want to combat stress and anxiety in their lives. There can be many reasons why you may be feeling stressful and at times this can have a serious effect on how you feel and your health. Meditation is an ideal way to calm your mind and make you feel more relaxed. If you can imagine sitting in a room with a fireplace, while allowing yourself to relax and meditate, you can just picture how that would melt away your anxiety.

Raise Energy Levels

A good meditation session can make you feel the same as if you have enjoyed a restful night’s sleep. If you meditate at the start of the day, you will give your energy levels an immediate boost and this can help you to feel more alert and focused throughout the day as well as sleeping better at night.

Keeps You Young

Meditation appears to have anti-aging qualities due to the positive effects on the brain and the physical aspects such as deeper breathing which can help with conditions such as high blood pressure. The fact that you feel more relaxed and energetic helps you to feel and look younger. These are just some of the benefits you can gain from daily meditation.

Some benefits of meditation

Despite its popularity, today very few of us truly know what mediation is. Some people regard it as mental concentration on something, while others consider it as an activity that gives us peace of mind. In reality, meditation involves relaxation and not about concentration. Meditation has numerous benefits. It has been proven to be an effective way that enhances the quality of life through improving emotional, mental and physical well-being. Here are some significant benefits of meditation:

Reduce stress
Stress reduction is the key to meditation’s beneficial effect on health. stress has been known to be a major modern killer as it creates agitation, which is something most of us deal with at some level. Meditation is usually mind without agitation. This is because it allows people to take charge of their emotions and nervous system and just by doing meditation we are able to reduce stress.

Alleviate mental distractions
Meditation trains our minds to stay focused. Research has shown that experienced mediators process distracting thoughts with ease and then quickly go back to a state of focus. Also, it has been known to reduce anxiety and depression brought by unwanted thoughts.

Increases self-awareness
Through meditation, one is able to become aware of their anger and become more detached from it. when you take more time concentrating on yourself, you are more comfortable to show who you are.

Hello, and Namaste

Greetings, fellow traveler. My name is Kate and I’ve caught the meditation bug. I have been meditating for the past two months, and I’m really enjoying myself. I happened to find an article about workers at the Pentagon that formed a club for regular meditations. As a service to fellow meditators, I thought I would write this blog in honor of them, and to help out anyone else wanting to learn about the many benefits of meditation.

I have always been someone who enjoyed doing yoga, however it never seems like I have the time to go to class when I would like. Because of this, I have been looking more into different forms of meditation and it is surprising at just how easy it can be to meditate just about anywhere. You just have to have all of the right tools and a clear state of mind.

When you are able to sit somewhere quiet and you have a great method for meditation, you have the ability to refocus, recharge and get on an even mindset that will allow you to take on your day. For a lot of people, meditation benefits will include the reduction of stress and the ability to cut back on the feeling of anxiety that can keep you from taking on your daily tasks.

The wonderful thing about meditation is that you do not have one set way that you have to do it. You can tailor your meditation to your needs and your given situation. Just a little bit of meditation each day can foster health, wellness, a happy brain and even a healthier immune system. I really do recommend it for anyone who is looking for a change for the better in their lifestyle.