141 Benefits of Meditation
#47 – How Meditation Increases VO2 Max, Lowers Oxygen Consumption
The relationship between meditation and the body’s level of oxygen consumption is very important for achieving many, many great benefits. According to researchers, during meditation, oxygen consumption decreases by 10 to 20%, leading to a deep state of relaxation, even more effective than a night of sleep.
After years of research, scientists have provided us with a better understanding of how meditation can decrease levels of oxygen consumption. During meditation, there are many changes that occur in your body. After a few minutes of focused meditation and deep breathing, you will enter a state of profound relaxation, slowing your heart beat, breath, and muscle contractions.
The result of deep relaxation, slower breathing, and a lower heart rate is less oxygen needed in each breath, and fewer breaths needed in total. In other words, your cells demand less oxygen. Generally, it takes about six hours of deep sleep to reach this same level of relaxation and oxygen consumption. In meditation, you can achieve this result within minutes.
Imagine the possible benefits if you could lower your oxygen consumption during your normal waking activity? With regular meditation practice, this is possible. The reason the lower oxygen intake is special and important is that it reflects a deep state of relaxation of the kind which revitalizes and energizes us. In these states, our body is able to rest from its normal activity to repair cells and tissues, making us healthier.
This relaxed state is one of the reasons meditation is good for our bodies and our minds. With regular meditation, we can make sure we are rested and have energy when we need it most, like during our work day, or while caring for children and other loved ones.
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Whole Brain Synchronization
Meditation works to balance your left & right brain hemispheres, resulting in what doctors call “whole brain synchronization”. In turn, you tap into a host of amazing benefits: more creativity, faster learning, better emotional health, & more. Upgrade everything. See charts.
Build 9 Key Brain Regions
Deep meditation upgrades 9 key brain regions. The result? So many benefits: great sleep, more happiness, deeper learning, better memory, higher IQ & EQ, less stress, more success, just to name a few. Change your brain, change your life.
With monumental health implications, meditation has been proven to naturally boost many of your body’s chemicals: GABA, Endorphins, Serotonin, & more, while lowering the stress hormone Cortisol. The benefits are staggering.
The power of your subconscious & unconscious mind are incredible. Here, we show you the vast benefits waiting under the surface, and how meditation is the best way to dive in, explore, and harness your deep mind. See detailed chart.
When it comes to what the human body “can” and “can’t” do, a revolution is well underway. From extending life, to conquering “unconquerable” diseases, to rewriting genetic code, meditation’s latest scientific findings are incredible. Become superhuman.
Why is meditation such a powerful anxiety reliever? From building neurotransmitters, to quieting mind chatter, to cooling the amygdala, this highly in-depth article discusses why anxiety is no match against meditation.
Known as the world’s happiest people, scientists love studying meditators’ magnificent brains. From transforming psychology, to fully rewiring thought, to massively upgrading physiology, here we discuss why meditation dominates depression.
Even if you get the recommended eight hours each night, you may not be sleeping deeply enough to fully recharge your battery. Here, we discuss why so many of us have insomnia, and why meditation is the best solution to sleeping like a log.
Why don’t meditators have addictions? From urge surfing, to masterfully dealing with stress, to uprooting deep seated emotions, to giving us a natural high, to unplugging naturally, here we discuss why meditation eradicates addiction.
Longevity, Life Extension
Not only do meditators often look decades younger than their actual age, but they also live much longer lives. Here, we take a look at the most fascinating age defying studies making news headlines, and how meditation freezes father time.
Why are meditators so often slim & trim? It’s because the weight loss benefits of meditation are nothing short of incredible. Here, from a variety of angles, we discuss how meditation can propel anyone to their ideal body.
Brain Power, Memory, Focus
Did you know that your brain power, intelligence, and memory can be dramatically upgraded, no matter who you are? Here, we discuss why scientists keep studying the marvelous meditating brain, and how you too can tap these awesome benefits.
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