While there are many different meditation practices, the end goal is similar — a mind that is quieted and free from stress by the use of quiet contemplation, reflection and mindful breathing.

There are a variety of benefits that have been linked with the regular practice of meditation. Meditation can help heal both the body and the mind by using intention of thought. Some physical benefits of meditation include regulating blood pressure and an improvement and increase of oxygen to the lungs. Those who use meditation regularly also find that their resting heart rate is lower. Chemicals in the body that are associated with stress are lower as well, which leads to less anxiety. Meditation also promotes youthful skin and a youthful appearance.

Meditation is a practice that brings about both physical and psychological benefits and has wonderful effects of bringing calmness and clarity to the psych of a person. In addition to bringing relaxation and a decrease in stress, meditation can also improve moods and memory and help with depression.

Mediation can only improve the life you are living; providing both physical and emotional benefits that will change your life in a positive way.