8 Benefits of Meditation ...

Meditation has been practiced by people from various walks of life, religions, and beliefs. Meditation is a personal experience, involving the practitioner and his or her mind, body, and spirit. There are so many positive things to be gained from the practice of meditation. To give you an idea of what those things are, here are just eight of the numerous benefits of meditation.

1. Stress Relief

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Stress occurs when the hypothalamus — the part of the brain that controls the body's nervous system, temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and circadian cycle — is stimulated. Studies have shown that meditation is effective in relieving stress by stimulating the other parts of the brain, giving the hypothalamus a chance to slow down and rest.

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