You’ve probably heard that meditation is good for your health. Fact is, the right type of meditation can open doors to a number of health benefits. Because of this, many are learning a specific type of meditation to obtain these gifts. So, read how you can make these health benefits a part of your own wellness program.
The Benefits of Meditation
Above all, the right type of meditation yields a number of health benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. That’s because the right meditation process enables you to reach a unique 4th state of consciousness. This 4th state is known as the “transcendental state of consciousness.” This is a partition of consciousness with unique physiological attributes different from waking, sleeping and dreaming. More importantly, this 4th state is most notable for its profound state of rest while the mind remains alert but without thought.
Many scholars and spiritual teachers from Joseph Campbell to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi talk about the importance of this state. For example, Joseph Cambell refers to it as bliss consciousness while Maharishi calls this state transcendental consciousness. Consequently, the key is using the right process. Because there are so many types of meditation it’s important to find the right one. In other words, you really need a process which will lead you to this 4th state. This is where you connect with pure consciousness.
So, what is the preferred method for reaching this 4th state? We recommend a technique known as Japa Meditation. This is a generic version of the Indian process brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Transcendental Meditation (TM). This latter terminology is certainly more well-known. They are essentially the same process. Both use a specifically chosen mantra in the same effortless way. Do you still need more convincing you should learn this process? If so, there’s also a great deal of scientific evidence available on the validity of the process. In addition, below you’ll find a list of some of the other benefits with daily use.
30 Benefits of Meditation
1. Promoting deeper levels of rest
2. Reducing anxiety
3. Enhancing your immune system
4. Lower harmful cholesterol
5. Reducing the overall effects of aging
6. Increasing healing
7. Reducing muscle tension
8. Reducing the number and severity of headaches
9. Reducing high blood pressure
10. Increases energy levels
11. Improving the quality of sleep
12. Reduce the effects of depression
13. Increases brain coherence and functioning
14. Reducing phobias and fears
15. Treatment to overcome PTSD
16. Cultivates attention and focus
17. Promotes presence
18. Improve your overall cognitive ability
19. Break habitual behavior and addictions
20. Stabilizes emotional fluctuations
21. Increases oxytocin levels
22. Reduces adrenalin and cortisol levels
23. Increases creativity and intuition
24. Promotes self-care
25. Enhances your will-power
26. Reduces negative emotions
27. Promotes inner peace
28. Reducing your overall stress level
29. Encourages a healthier lifestyle
30. Increases patience and tolerance
Many people don’t understand that spiritual exploration is at the opposite end of the spectrum from religion. Spiritual exploration has nothing to do with doctrine or dogma. It involves the application of spiritual tools/technologies to expand awareness and open the doors of consciousness. These spiritual technologies stand up to the test of science as having repeatable common experiential phenomena.
There are many ways to list these processes. We use the following simplified method. Some of these technologies could be in more than one category:
- Firstly, the application of logical reasoning. This includes both deductive and inductive reasoning. In addition, there are several “logical tools” to sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- Another important tool is The Enneagram Personality Profile. This tool enables us to understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. It’s also an important doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
- Progressions of seated meditation. This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Centering exercises through Japa Meditation and the Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Next, progressions of moving meditation. For instance, this progression includes several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi, Tei Ke.
- Lastly, there are a number of Healing modalities, including but not limited to Pejut, Reiki, and Shiatsu. This modality also includes awareness and consciousness expansion pathways such as Lucid Dreaming and the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
To sum up, we hope this article provides motivation for you to learn this type of meditation. You deserve the benefits of mediation in your life. And, moreover, we hope this article provides the spark which will ignite your own journey of spiritual exploration.
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