Meditation has many documented benefits related to high
blood pressure, stress management and serotonin products as
researched by doctors and health practitioners.
Some benefits cited are help in post-operative recovery,
reduced oxygen consumption and less anxiety, chronic pain
management and decreased symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Dr.Dean Ornish has a program used for coronary artery
disease that involved practicing transcendental meditation
for eight months. He writes about a delay in the onset of
St-segment depression. Dr. Ornish is a well known researcher
in the heart disease field.
A daily meditation is a good way to practice to increase
one’s concentration, discipline and inner peace. Having a
regular time each day, even if it’s 10 minutes is important.
A daily meditation is a method where you center yourself and
try to watch your mind rather than pursue each thought that
grips you. This habit trains the mind just as a gentle tug
on a puppy helps train it in a certain direction.
Though we can know a lot of our mental chatter is not worth
aggravating about since it will pass, in the heat of an
argument or a difficult situation we forget that the
disturbance is not permanent. Meditation is a gentle
reminder of this and a way to bring our minds and hearts
back to what is important.