There are hundreds of commonly experienced & scientifically validated benefits of meditation, including slowing the ageing process. Meditation significantly increases melatonin and DHEA while decreasing cortisol, which has a significant impact on slowing the ageing process.
What does our tag line, 'Make Time for Life' mean?
It means slow down, be conscious of your blessings, even in the midst of challenges and loss. Make Time for Life is a choice to improve your health and relationships by prioritizing the important and lasting over the urgent & superficial. We love to fuel our bodies with hydration and whole foods so that we can fulfill our purpose and contribute to our communities positively, however this type of counter-culture lifestyle is certainly easier said than done. When my stress is rising and the critical voice of reality is encouraging anxiety, I stop and I pray (meditate). There are many times that I feel it's time to pray (meditate) but I am distracted and overwhelmed by the constant busyness of life. I continue 'living on empty' and later realize that if I had of stopped to regain strength and perspective, I would have actually accomplished more! Below are some compelling reasons why Making Time for Meditation will benefit you. (compiled by Shepel -Fgi.)
- Grows your brain both in volume & thickness. This increases memory, attention, self-awareness & self-control
- Increases blood flow to your brain...the brain can't function without a strong steady flow of blood. The stronger the flow the better your brain functions
- Reduces Cortisol, a stress-induced hormone that suppresses the immune system & can make you feel anxious, nervous & unsettled for no reason
- Reduces blood pressure & heart rate, which alleviates unnecessary pressure on your heart & arteries
- Increases Neuroplasticity- this is the brains ability to organize itself, adapt to demands and enables you to become more efficient in the learning process
- Increases production of good neurotransmitters including serotonin & dopamine, both of which play a huge role in controlling your moods. It's understood that low levels of serotonin cause depression.
- Triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables us to rest & recover from stress
- Boosts the immune system. As we reduce our stress, the immune system is boosted and so is our general well being.