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Meditation is a practice that dates as far back as over 2,000 years ago. Since its inception, meditation has been practiced in various forms; all of which are targeted at giving an individual the opportunity to quietly contemplate in a focused state of mind. The practice of meditation is thought to have numerous health benefits as hereby outlined.

Stress reduction

Studies have shown that conducting meditation regularly helps in successful stress management and reduction in the prospects of the development of depression. Practicing meditation regularly helps in the lowering of stress-related hormones such as cortisol from the brain. A thought-free mind is also well capable of amicably adapting to common stresses that often affect people.

Enhanced immunity

Mental relaxation has been directly associated with lowered prospects of development of certain diseases such as breast cancer. Meditation exercises have been determined to be an effective way of boosting the body’s immune system. In this regard, lymphocytes and natural killer cells that help in fighting against infections normally find a suitable physiological environment in the body to flourish when an individual is in a relaxed and meditating state.

Controlled blood pressure

High blood pressure can be effectively controlled and brought to within physiological levels by engaging in progressive episodes of meditation. Individuals with high blood pressure that is commonly caused by responses to stress hormones can effectively control their condition by engaging in meditation. This alternate method is just as effective as the use of prescription medication in controlling high blood pressure.

Enhance self-awareness

An individual’s self-awareness can be greatly boosted by engaging in meditation. The relaxed state of mind that is free from the type of activities that individuals normally go through helps boost their ability to concentrate much better. Such self-awareness comes in handy in helping boost an individual’s memory. The resultant self-awareness is also closely associated with boosted thinking where persons who meditate can think faster than normal.

Helping in fighting against addictions

Meditation has been determined as an effective way of helping individuals suffering from addictions to cope with their high drug dependencies. Meditating, in this regard, helps to break the habit of drug use, especially in cases of addiction to alcohol and other forms of habitual drug use. The practice also comes in handy in controlling any other form of cravings where it breaks the unwanted impulses and triggers.

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Jack Nourafshan is a distinguished real estate development professional, entrepreneur, and President of Reliable Properties in Los Angeles, California. Reliable Properties, which Jack originally opened in 1975, is a real estate acquisition, development and management company. In addition to his accomplished career, Jack Nourafshan is also committed to philanthropy and spending time with his family.

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