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30.10.08

Sufi Meditation


Meditation in Islam is famous among the Sufis.

Here are some of the benefits of meditation, taken from Naqshbandi Muhibbeen website.

http://nurmuhammad.com/Meditation/Mainmeditationmuraqabah.htm




  • Deep rest-as measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate, and reduced work load of the heart.

  • Lowered levels of cortisol and lactate-two chemicals associated with stress.

  • Reduction of free radicals- unstable oxygen molecules that can cause tissue damage. They are now thought to be a major factor in aging and in many diseases.

  • Decreased high blood pressure.

  • Higher skin resistance. Low skin resistance is correlated with higher stress and anxiety levels.

  • Drop in cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is associated with cardiovascular disease.

  • Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing. This has been very helpful to asthma patients.

  • Younger biological age. On standard measures of aging, long-term Meditation practitioners (more than five years) measured 12 years younger than their chronological age.

  • Higher levels of DHEAS in the elderly. An additional sign of youthfulness through Meditation lower levels of DHEAS are associated with aging.




  • Increased brain wave coherence. Harmony of brain wave activity in different parts of the brain is associated with greater creativity, improved moral reasoning, and higher IQ.

  • Decreased anxiety.

  • Decreased depression.

  • Decreased irritability and moodiness.

  • Improved learning ability and memory.

  • Increased self-actualization.

  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.

  • Increased happiness.

  • Increased emotional stability.

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