yoga meditation benefitsBy Faye Martins

There are many yoga meditation benefits.  Meditation has been practiced by yoga practitioners for thousands of years and its plethora of benefits is certainly no secret. It is an easy ticket to a healthier body, stronger mind, and better quality life overall. It would take an extremely long time to list the extensive amount of benefits meditation provides; here are five of the main benefits of this practice.

1. Reduces Stress

It is well-known that a low level of stress is the key to a happier mind and healthier body. Meditation and proper breathing can help lower stress by clearing the mind and calming the body. This leads to a healthy heart and blood pressure. Meditation allows you to take a break from the world around you and keep things in perspective. It also helps you become more resilient to negative emotions.

2. Improves Clarity and Strength of the Mind

Practicing meditation brings better focus to the user. It also leaves the mind open for embracing new experiences, leads to better self control and concentration, and helps the user become better in touch with their inner selves. It also brings the user an inner sense of peace in their everyday lives.

3. Leads to Better Sleep

When used before bed, meditation can help the user clear the mind and get a better night sleep without being bogged down by the worries of the previous day. Better sleep can vastly improve health and leave a person much better suited to handle the stresses of the day.

4. Improves Illnesses

Some research has shown meditation to reduce the severity of illnesses, especially those aggravated by stress, such as asthma, depression, fatigue, and anxiety disorders, among many others.

5. Improves Fertility

This may, or may not, be of interest, but it is widely known that stress is one of the factors that contribute to fertility problems, and since meditation reduces stress, by doing so it can increase fertility. The chance of getting pregnant is greatly increased when a woman meditates, as this practice makes her more relaxed and self-aware, leaving her open to the new experience, and also gets her better prepared for being a mother by teaching her coping strategies.

Meditation can be done in different ways—through guided meditation, either in a class or by following a tape, or just by following your own instructions. However you do it, you will soon be rewarded with its many benefits and are sure to see a vast improvement in many areas of your life.

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