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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Peace Through Meditation

























Photo link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharmasphere/17647469/


Some of the benefits of meditation are:

Reduces anxiety attacks as it lowers the levels of blood lactate.

Builds self confidence.

Increases serotonin which influences moods and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia.

Enhances energy, strength and vigour.

Helps keep blood pressure normal

Reduces stress and tension

Creates a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of wellbeing

Helps with P.M.T.

Increases concentration and strengthens the mind

Helps reduce heart disease

Helps with weight loss

The David Lynch Foundation in the USA has made it its goal to encourage consciousness-based education and world peace. For one thing they have managed to get certain schools to adopt Transcendental Meditation.

Large companies such as General Motors apply Transcendental Meditation (TM) as well. The Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa bases all education it does on consciousness-based education.

More than 6 million people in the world perform TM on a daily basis and the numbers are growing.