September 19, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment
Meditation has been studied for decades and its benefits to the nervous system and general well-being have been documented.
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart rate
- Slower respiratory rate
- Improved blood circulation
- Less perspiration
- Less anxiety
- Lower blood cortisol levels
- Less stress
- More feelings of well-being
- Improved deep relaxation
I bolded “lower cortisol levels” because that is directly related to how our bodies store fat. Lowering your cortisol levels, can lower your body fat. Most people can use more feelings of well-being and a little more relaxation, too, so why not try to meditate? Start with five minutes a day and work up from there.
If you need some help figuring out how to start a meditation practice, try these resources:
Turning the Mind Into an Ally (click on books then go to page 2)
Insight Timer (my favorite meditation timer)