Meditation

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Meditation and its benefits

Meditation trains the mind and brain to remain calm and concentrated. Calm tranquil mind enjoys happiness, approaching the unlimited joy of the totally calm SELF, the very source of consciousness within the personality. Meditation is more refreshing than sleep. Meditation is a natural pain reliever, blood pressure moderator and stress reliever.

The end-caps of chromosomes, the Telomeres become longer, slowing the aging process. Immune system improves with meditation stopping the decay of white blood cells or lymphocytes.

Meditation promotes regeneration of new neurons by the Neural Stem Cells in the central nervous system, according to the recent research on the neuroplasticity of brain. Regeneration of new neurons allows development of brain functions and skills regardless of the age of the person.

Pranayama, or the breathing practices for energy optimization, promotes balance in personality and concentration of mind. Through proper breathing a person remains stress free and pleasant. Combining the mental awareness with breathing can powerfully refresh the person better than sleep.

Scientific Research on Meditation and Pranayama (Science of Breath)

Based on extensive scientific research findings at the center for healthy minds, University of Wisconsin, Dr. Richard Davidson recently published several papers and books that conclusively establish that meditation promotes regeneration of new neurons by the Neural Stem Cells in the Central Nervous System and causes permanent transformations in neural pathways in the brain, resulting in positive emotions in the mind. In the ongoing research, meditators are monitored with most modern instruments. The findings confirm that meditation promotes joyful living, freedom from stress and highly concentrated mind, regardless of the age of the person.

Meditation trains the mind, and the brain, to remain calm and concentrated. Calm tranquil mind enjoys happiness, approaching the unlimited joy of the totally calm SELF, the very source of consciousness within the personality. Meditation is more refreshing than sleep. Meditation is a natural pain reliever, blood pressure moderator and stress reliever. The end-caps of chromosomes, the Telomeres become longer, slowing the aging process. Immune system improves with meditation, and stops the decay of white blood cells or lymphocytes.
In the Ashtanga Yoga (eight rungs of Yoga Practice) Sage Patanjali has emphasized the importance of Pranayama, the Science of Breath. Pranayama, or the breathing practices for energy optimization, promotes balance in personality and concentration of mind. Pranayama trains a person to remain stress free and pleasant. Coordinated movements of mental awareness with breath in advanced Pranayama Practice, powerfully refresh the person better than sleep. Commonly known as Yoga Nidra, Napoleon Bonaparte practiced this powerful yoga technique to rest sufficiently, while riding the horse on his non-stop journeys of war.