1. Meditation lowers oxygen consumption
  2. It decreases respiratory rate
  3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
  4. Increases exercise tolerance
  5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
  6. Good for people with high blood pressure
  7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  8. Decreases muscle tension
  9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
  10. Reduces pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms
  11. Helps in post-operative healing
  12. Enhances the immune system
  13. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
  14. Enhances energy, strength and vigour
  15. Helps with weight loss
  16. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
  17. Higher skin resistance
  18. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
  19. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
  20. Decreases the aging process
  21. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
  22. Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
  23. Makes you sweat less
  24. Cure headaches and migraines
  25. Greater orderliness of brain functioning
  26. Reduced need for medical care
  27. Less energy wasted
  28. More inclined to sports, activities
  29. Significant relief from asthma
  30. Improved performance in athletic events
  31. Normalises to your ideal weight
  32. Harmonises our endocrine system
  33. Relaxes our nervous system
  34. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
  35. Helps cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).

Psychological benefits:

  1. Builds self-confidence
  2. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour
  3. Resolve phobias and fears
  4. Helps control own thoughts
  5. Helps with focus and concentration
  6. Increase creativity
  7. Increased brain wave coherence
  8. Improved learning ability and memory
  9. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
  10. Increased emotional stability
  11. Improved relationships
  12. Mind ages at slower rate
  13. Easier to remove bad habits
  14. Develops intuition
  15. Increased Productivity
  16. Improved relations at home and at work
  17. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
  18. Helps ignore petty issues
  19. Increased ability to solve complex problems
  20. Purifies your character
  21. Develop will power
  22. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
  23. Respond more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event
  24. Increases one’s perceptual ability and motor performance
  25. Higher intelligence growth rate
  26. Increased job satisfaction
  27. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
  28. Decrease in potential mental illness
  29. Better, more sociable behaviour
  30. Less aggressiveness
  31. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
  32. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills and pharmaceuticals
  33. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
  34. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
  35. Increases sense of responsibility
  36. Reduces road rage
  37. Decrease in restless thinking
  38. Decreased tendency to worry
  39. Increases listening skills and empathy
  40. Helps make more accurate judgments
  41. Greater tolerance
  42. Gives composure to act in considered and constructive ways
  43. Grows a stable, more balanced personality
  44. Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:

  1. Helps keep things in perspective
  2. Provides peace of mind, happiness
  3. Helps you discover your purpose in life
  4. Increased self-actualisation.
  5. Increased compassion
  6. Growing wisdom
  7. Deeper understanding of yourself and others
  8. Brings body, mind, and spirit in harmony
  9. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
  10. Increased acceptance of one self
  11. Helps learn forgiveness
  12. Changes attitude toward life
  13. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
  14. Increases the synchronicity in your life
  15. Greater inner-directedness
  16. Helps living in the present moment
  17. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
  18. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
  19. Experience an inner sense of “assurance or knowingness”
  20. Experience a sense of “Oneness”
  21. Leads to enlightenment

To top it off, meditation has NO negative side effects.

Shanti Yoga™
The Health Institute Australia
Australian Government Registered Training Organisation No. 30834
CRICOS Provider No. 03098E


About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

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