All meditation was spiritual meditation as it was practiced from immemorable times to deepen one's understanding of the sacred and mystical principles that underpin life. Following the fashionable trend of secularization, today, meditation is commonly "sanitized" of any sacred connotations and reduced to a profane tool for stress reduction and relaxation. However, it’s esoteric benefits are still present if one cares to pay attention to the process and outcome of meditation.
Generally speaking, spiritual meditation is a state of focused attention on a calming, patterned activity, such as breathing or walking. The outcome of such focus is often a tranquil deep state of mind relaxation during which the stream of jumbled thoughts that usually over-crowds the mind and cause stress subsides. As such this state results in a state of mental relaxation and a sense of calm, peace, balance and enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
The benefits of meditation do not end when you stop meditating, are not lost and they last throughout one's lifetime. This ancient practice will help you carry yourself calmer through life and is known by medical practitioners to alleviate both psychological and medical conditions that are affected by stress.
EFFECTS OF MEDITATION
Clear overcrowded thoughts, thus reducing stress and allow yourself to:
Effects on physical well-being
Stress decreases the ability of one’s body to fight disease, thus it is useful in alleviating a number of medical conditions, especially those worsened by stress (which medical research estimates to be about 95% of all medical conditions). Mounting scientific research studies support the health benefits of meditation in conditions, such as:
It is always a good idea to talk about the pros and cons of using meditation if you have any of these conditions or any other health problems.
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