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Meditation Benefits

By Angela Bekiaris

Meditating is a great way to relax, de-stress and just take everything in. It’s a time to focus on what’s important and take time out — something that is necessary for all. It can be done anywhere, at any time, and all you need is 15 minutes of peace and quiet — 15 minutes which could change your whole day around, and help both body and mind. Here are just some of the many benefits of meditating, courtesy of
♦ Lower blood pressure
♦ Improved blood circulation
♦ Lower heart rate
♦ Less perspiration
♦ Slower respiratory rate
♦ Less anxiety
♦ Lower blood cortisol levels
♦ More feelings of well-being
♦ Less stress
♦ Deeper relaxation

Did You Know
Accordingto Deepak Chopra — an Indian-born American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement — “For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness. The variety of meditation techniques, traditions, and technologies is nearly infinite, but the essence of meditation is singular: the cultivation of mindful awareness and expanded consciousness.”

Celebs Who Meditate
♦ Katy Perry
♦ Sheryl Crowe
♦ Kristen bell
♦ Nicole Kidman
♦ Gwyneth Paltrow
♦ Eva Mendes
♦ Oprah Winfrey
♦ Ellen DeGeneres

Talk Show host Ellen DeGeneres describes meditation as “Kind of like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again.”



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