Physical Benefits

  1. Stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, or the branch of your peripheral nervous system that helps your body return to a calm, relaxed state after the perceived threat of danger, or even daily stress, has passed. When this branch is activated, your body can naturally rejuvenate, repair, and rebuild itself.
  2. Clears your mind for better quality sleep.
  3. Improves athletic performance by refining your ability to focus on a goal or situation (another term for meditation used in this way is visualization).
  4. Slows your respiration for longer, deeper breaths.
  5. Boosts your immune system by slowing the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

physical benefits