~Why Meditate?~

More and more people are getting into meditation. If it is something you are curious about, there are many meditation centers you can attend to for free or for a very small donation.
Here is one center in South London.
27 Belmont Close

Telephone: 020 7720 3207

Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits.
Some benefits of meditation are:

- It lowers oxygen consumption.
- It decreases respiratory rate.
- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
- Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
- Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
- Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
- Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
- Builds self-confidence.
- It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
- Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
- Helps in post-operative healing.
- Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.

Know the flow, be happy.