Facts About Meditation

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Lowers Cortisol Production

When the body is under stress it can go into 'fight or flight' response and this causes the adrenals to produce cortisol.  Cortisol is know as the 'stress hormone' or the 'age accelerating hormone'. High levels of cortisol can have a damaging affect on one's mental and physical well-being. Meditation naturally calms the body down and releases stress from the nervous system. It can take the body from 'fight or flight' to 'rest and digest'. This is when the body can heal and relax. This is why people who meditate can experience an improvement in their health and an increase in energy and vitality.

Increases Serotonin Levels

Serotonin production influences our mood and behaviour.  Low levels of serotonin are directly related to depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches. Meditation increases the serotonin levels - and this is one of the reasons why people who meditate will have a much more positive attitude and outlook towards themselves and life.

Creates Whole Brain Thinking

Meditation has proven to change the structure and functioning of the brain. This is called neuroplasticity - when you can intentionally change your brain with training. When you meditate it affects the brain in many ways including - it slows down the brain waves and accesses different parts of the brain that affect how you think and feel. This would explain why people who meditate have more clarity, focus and are able to make 'sound' decisions with more ease. They are also happier and have more positive attitude. Not to mention the fact that a meditator is not battling with all of the non-stop voices in their head about whether they should or shouldn't do something. They have a knowingness of what to do and they do it!