Health Benefits of Meditation - Health Learning SeriesTable of ContentsPrefaceSECTION I – Getting StartedChapter # 1: IntroChapter # 2: Why Meditate?Chapter # 3: Types of MeditationChapter # 4: General Guidelines to MeditationSECTION II – Benefits of Meditation to the BrainChapter # 1: Behind the ScenesChapter # 2: Better focus & Greater Emotional ResponseChapter # 3: More Creativity and Better memoryChapter # 4: Less Stress & AnxietySECTION III – Benefits of Meditation to the BodyChapter # 1: Better ImmunityChapter # 2: Control on Blood PressureChapter # 3: Pain ReliefChapter # 4: Improved DigestionChapter # 5: Cure HeadachesChapter # 6: Overcome AddictionsChapter # 7: Lower Cholesterol LevelsSECTION IV– ConclusionReferencesPrefaceSocial pressure, packed schedules and flailing economies; who has time or the money to even think, let alone practice any type of fitness or health regime. Even those who have the gift of time soon find themselves stuck in the web of, what is mostly an artificial and synthetic dieting market, not realizing they would totally be at the mercy of the industry that’s just out there for their money.In this deranged scene, a world wide revival was made by an art, practiced for over a thousands of years, ‘meditation’. Shooting to fame in the 60s, meditation has been the subject of thousands of scientific studies, with the most heavy ones being taken after the 70s. What is meditation? When most people listen to the word meditation, the image of a Buddhist monk sitting in a weird position comes to mind. This, no doubt is the main idea behind meditation, is still not the extent of it. Before knowing what meditation is, you must know what it is not.Meditation is not:•Concentration: An attempt to hold one’s attention on one specific idea or entity for a usually, long period of time. The techniques used in meditation are just a bit related to the word.•Losing Control: Voices, sounds, involuntary movements and spasms have no relation with meditation. These are just signs of loss of awareness, showing that one no longer controls some or most of his/her body.•Exercises: Physical positions, postures and heavy breathing are also not meditation. These practices can help establish a greater balance in your body, but only if practiced under the supervision of a master. Without a master’s guidance, you’ll just be hindering your body’s to channel its energy in the right way.•Mental effort: For instance, if you keep on thinking about one thing you won’t go anywhere with your practice.Meditation is a tool that helps you rediscover your own inner intelligence. It is keeping the mind quiet, finding the silence that already runs in our nerves and making it an active part of the life. From this increased sense of awareness, you attain intuition, inspiration and complete control and connection, down to the last nerve of the body. In effect you gain countless benefits, not just emotional or spiritual but physical too; you block out countless allergies, disorders and diseases that can or have ravaged through your body. Remember that there is no one way to meditate and in comparison one way is not better than the other as they all use the same principle at the core.In this book you’ll learn all about the benefits of meditation, how it is done and how it provides relief by using only the body’s own ability and not any medication. You will see that nature doesnt put a cost on health and well-being.So forget about your stress and take and relax, because your life is about to get a lot better!