In this article we’ll have a look at the primary and the ultimate benefits of mediation, which improve your body and mind at the same time. For the sake of clarity, readability, and tangible experience, I have separated the benefits into three groups.
You can change just about anything you don’t like about yourself (psychologically, as well as physically) through meditation. However, this is only possible with a specific approach, when your brain allows the benefits of meditation to do their work.
This means not to interrupt the benefit with other thoughts, but to let their effect implement itself in your body and mind. This approach is crucial.
The following exercises will make you feel the benefits of meditation instantly, but the continuity of the benefits of meditation on your body and mind depend on the discipline of your brain, how you manage external stimuli and your thoughts.
Less Physical, More Psychological
Even though the practice of meditation is more psychological and less physical, the first benefit we’re going to experience is both physical as well as mental.
This benefit happens literally immediately, right at the moment of meditation. It is the essence of mediation basically.
The First Benefit of Meditation
The first benefit of meditation is twofold:
- Improving inward attention (sharpening the mind)
- Relaxation of the body
Let’s do it right now. This benefit consists of only one step, and it is very simple to perform. It goes like this:
Sit still and pay attention to your exhalation.
That’s it! Technically, the whole journey into the world of mediation begins here and nowhere else. And right here, you benefit from this step in the following way: