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Benefits of Meditation [Meditation Therapy]

Written by Chandra Gopal, M.A English | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Jun 01, 2018
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About Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy

The benefits of meditation / meditation therapy are manifold. Meditation is a mental exercise, in which one focuses on breath or object or sound, in order to increase awareness of the present, to enhance one’s personality and bring about spiritual growth.


The English word ‘Meditation’ is derived from the Latin ‘meditatio’, which originally indicated all types of physical and intellectual exercise. Another version points to Indo-European root “med”, meaning ‘to measure’ from which English words such as ‘medicine’, ‘modest’, ‘mete’ and ‘moderate’ are derived.

Meditation therapy is a technique or tool to look within to increase the conscious state. Meditation has been practiced for over 5000 years by Rishis, Yogis, medical practitioners, practitioners of Alternative medicine (Healers) such as Reiki, yoga, pranic healing and even lay people.

Meditation rejuvenates the body and mind and enables practitioners to rise to higher spiritual levels. It pulls the mind away from distractions, unwanted worries, anxieties and increases the inner strength. Meditation prepares a person mentally and physically for all challenges in life. It is the best method for students to increase their concentration and memory power.


Meditation is one of the best Alternative Therapies. It is a Mind-Body Medicine. It is a safe and simple method to balance a person’s physical, emotional and mental state. More and more doctors are prescribing meditation therapy along with their treatment to enhance and quicken the healing process.

Meditation therapy was predominantly an Eastern practice but is now popular even in the West. Meditation gives a chance to the practitioners to look within, conduct self-analysis and self-inquiry. If done well, meditation guides a person to fulfillment, atonement and salvation.

"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man." Benjamin Franklin

"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place." - Bhagavad-Gita

Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy - References

  1. Healing Power of Meditation - (http://1stholistic.com/meditation/hol_meditation_healing.htm)
  2. Meditation - (http://1stholistic.com/meditation/hol_meditation.htm)

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Yoga exercises helps in increased our strength, Yoga also helps clear the mind and destress using meditation. The benefits of yoga are numerous. Hatha Yoga Teacher.


Meditation is a way to tune our bodies, much like you would tune an instrument, the body and mind being our instruments. So the greatest benefit of meditation is the benefit of enabling us to fine tune and control the systems that run our lives.


I believe in the powers of yogas.I am glad I was introduced to this journey. I will be on it the rest of my life.


Meditation done properly does not involve intense concentration. Meditation is a passive process which is the result of doing nothing. Meditation is extremely useful for health. Blessings, K and Dr Michael http://www.connectwithspirit.net/


In the past few years, meditating has gone from something talked about only by ‘alternative lifestyle’ proponents to a very mainstream activity, like yoga and healthy eating. The benefits of meditation have become available to the mainstream, and millions of people are more relaxed and centered because of it. Meditation itself has never gone anywhere, however, the information and practice is so widely available now everyone is getting involved.

Meditation is no longer the domain of eastern mystics or enlightened yogis only. Meditation is, in fact, becoming a household practice. Easy to learn, meditation requires no special accessories or equipment, involves no trainers or classes (although some introductory training or group meditations can be beneficial until you learn to relax your mind), and can be done just about anywhere. All you need is to do is commit and once you learn it, you will be able to take a mental break by meditating any time, anywhere.

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