Meditation can change your brain and relax your body. However, there are many more benefits to be reaped from this activity, with some being specific to men. Read below to find out some of the top benefits of meditating on a regular basis.
1. Do without caffeine
Your parasympathetic nervous system becomes activated with meditation. This allows you to go into a deep state of relaxation so much so that by the end of your meditation session you’ll have more energy. If you meditate in the morning, you may find that you don’t need coffee or any type of caffeine to get going.
2. Activate your Mental Spam Filter
If your email inbox didn’t have a spam filter, you would have to sift through so many irrelevant messages in order to find the important ones. However, if you have Restless Mind Syndrome, like many of us do these days, your mental spam filter won’t be activated. With meditation, your internal and external noise and negative self-talk will be filtered out because meditation switches on your mental spam filter.
3. Handle whatever life throws your way
Meditation will help you develop a “go with the flow” attitude. You’ll be ready to handle whatever your day throws at you. This is one of the best things about meditating regularly.
4. Counteract Stress
Thanks to deep breathing, medication can help you improve the quality of your sleep, it can increase your happiness levels and it can even make you more creative. It is the perfect antidote for stress, that’s why you should try and carve out time to do it on a daily basis.
5. Eat more healthily
There are multiple studies out there that show that people eat junk food when they are under stress or sleep deprived. You will probably crave junk food less and less the more you meditate, especially if you meditate in the mornings. As time goes on, you’ll reach for cleaner foods that your body will love and this will lead to you being able to function at your best.
6. Drive Better
As previously mentioned, meditation can reduce your stress levels and one of the most stressful things to do for many people is driving. Getting stuck in traffic can easily stress people out. This is why they should meditate first thing in the morning before they head out to work. Meditation can help you multitask better. Not only that, but it can help you become a more relaxed and focused driver. If you want to become a better driver, then start meditating daily.
7. Fewer Headaches
Meditation is not a medical treatment, but there is some evidence that shows it may reduce the pain associated with headaches. If you want to do something for your headaches, then consider meditating. Another thing you’ll want to consider doing is changing your diet to a healthier one because this may help too.
8. Create a space
A space for relaxation in your home could really help you find some inner peace. For example, you could allot a part of your garden for meditation by creating a relaxing landscape and adding some aesthetically pleasing features to it. Something as simple as choosing a water fountain for your back yard as well as some statues of Buddha could easily turn your garden into the ideal space where you can get in touch with your inner self. If you don’t have a garden, you could choose a place in your home to devote to your meditation practice and kit it out for that purpose.
9. Get into beast mode more easily
Men can raise their testosterone levels with meditation. Testosterone can help men build bigger and stronger muscles and have more energy for their workouts. Let’s not forget that you workout better when you feel less stressed and are more well-rested.
10. You’ll last longer in the bedroom
Men don’t really like discussing it, but they often have trouble lasting for long periods of time in the bedroom. In order to be good in the bedroom, you need strong muscles and a good libido. One of the by-products of meditation, especially in the morning, is being able to last longer in bed. Meditation teaches you to be patient as well as sensitive, both of which can come in handy in the bedroom.
These are the top 10 benefits of meditation, but this practice can also help you become more compassionate and less judgmental. With that said, you should start meditating in the mornings or whenever you get the chance.