Meditation can help reduce the levels of cortisol and decrease the stress levels. It accomplishes this by triggering the body’s “relaxation response” that’s the reverse from the “fight or fight” response that we experience when you’re under stress. In meditation, we are able to focus on the breath or a mantra. This helps to relax the mind and ease the body.
Apart from the ability to reduce stress, meditation has been proven to provide various other health advantages. A few of them are:
- Improved cardiovascular health through meditation: Meditation has been found to reduce blood pressure, boost circulation, and decrease the risk of developing heart disease.
- Increased immunity: Studies have demonstrated how regular meditation could increase the immune system and boost the production of antibodies.