40 Darn Good Reasons Why Everyone Should Meditate
Between Yin or Vinyasa yoga, barre classes, pilates or dance, green smoothies, gym sessions, boot camp, or even indoor rock climbing — it can be quite a challenge to figure out what's best for your health, given the wealth of information.
Sure, all of these things are good for you — in fact, they're GREAT for you! But if you're looking for something that has the most bang for your buck, you really ought to consider giving meditation a try. Not only does a meditation practice yield an enormous amount of benefits, but it only takes a few minutes of your time. You won't have to drive anywhere and you don't need an expensive yoga outfit — meditation can happen right in the comforts of your own home.
Every day we are seeing more scientific evidence of the power of meditation. If there is only ONE thing that you do each and every day, it should definitely be meditation.
Here are just some of the many things that meditation can do to enhance your life:
1. Promotes deep levels of rest
2. Reduces anxiety
3. Enhances your immune system
4. Helps with weight loss
5. Alkalizes your body
6. Alleviates pre-menstrual symptoms
7. Lowers cholesterol levels
8. Reduces aging
9. Increases blood flow through the body
10. Reduces muscle tension
11. Regulates breath
12. Reduces headaches and migraines
13. Regulates breathing
14. Reduces high blood pressure
15. Increases energy levels
16. Improves sleep
17. Helps heal depression
18. Increases brain functioning
19. Reduces phobias and fears
20. Helps overcome PTSD
21. Cultivates attention and focus
22. Builds self-confidence
23. Improves your memory
24. Breaks addictions
25. Stabilizes emotional fluctuations
26. Increases oxytocin levels
27. Reduces adrenalin and cortisol levels
28. Helps heal diabetes
29. Increases intuition
30. Increases creativity
31. Increases adaptability
32. Enhances your will-power
33. Improves brain coherence
34. Reduces anger and rage
35. Increases sex drive
36. Improves intelligence
37. Assists in finding life purpose
38. Can lead to enlightenment
39. Promotes inner peace
40. Helps you to live in the present
Tom is the founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement with the mission of inspiring 1 billion people to sit in meditation daily. Prior to this he led a very successful 26-year career in finance as a broker, trading swaps and bonds for global investment banks.
A few years into his career Tom embraced meditation as a tool for stress management. Now Tom devotes his time fulfilling his mission through The Stillness Project.
He has taught thousands of people how to meditate, he travels the world presenting keynote talks, hosting retreats, he is an author, mentor and also currently producing a film on untapped human potential. Tom is now recognised as a global leader in the field of meditation.