1) Relieves Stress & Anxiety – When we meditate, our heart rate and breathing slows down as our body decreases the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
2) Reverses Aging – Studies have found that people who meditate regularly produce higher levels of DHEA and human growth hormone, both of which help to reverse our biological age and help us grow younger and live longer.
3) Increases Creativity & Spontaneous Joy – Spending time in inner quiet takes us beyond the noisy chatter of the mind into a state of expanded awareness, where we are more open to the flow of new ideas, flashes of intuition, and delight in the infinite possibilities that are always available to us when we pay attention.
To learn more about meditation, visit the Chopra Center’s Online Meditation Resource Library
LaCostaLiveWell tip courtesy of Deepak Chopra, M.D., Chopra Center Co-founder
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