Simply because you feel the need to do so.....

The explicit urge or feeling of wanting to quieten the mind is truly the first step towards having a meditation practice. It may be a very clear realization where you immediately start exploring various options or a vague, intermittent feeling that I need to do something for my mind.




Constant Stress / Regular Exercise / Regular Meditation

For those who are wondering about meditation, we present some charts that compare the effects of Constant Stress, Regular Exercise and Regular Meditation on body, mind and quality of life.


Effect on the Body


Constant Stress
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Compromised Immune Function
  • Endocrine Diseases
  • Chronic Lifestyle Diseases
Regular Exercise
  • Healthy Heart and Strong Bones
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Controls Weight
  • Better Sleep
  • Reduces Blood Pressure
  • Flexibility, Better Posture
  • Increases Strength
Regular Meditation
  • Boosts Immunity, Digestion
  • Relaxes the Nervous System
  • Relieves Muscle Tension
  • Pain Relief
  • Deeper Sleep
  • Reduces Blood pressure
  • Relaxes the Cardiovascular System
  • Reduces intensity of Migraines


Effect on the Mind


Constant Stress
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Procrastination
  • Confusion
  • Constant Worrying
  • Memory Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
Regular Exercise
  • Controls Anxiety
  • Improves Working Memory
  • Relief from constant Stress/ Thinking
  • Improved Self-Esteem
Regular Meditation
  • Increases Attention Span
  • Sharp Focus
  • Emotional Balance
  • Even Temperament
  • Releases Tension
  • Improved Multi Tasking
  • Increased Self Control
  • Control Fear, Anxiety


Effect on Quality of Life


Constant Stress
  • Unhealthy Habits
  • Short temper, Irritability, Agitation
  • Lack of Patience, Moodiness
  • Lack of Clarity
  • Feeling of Loneliness
  • Strained Relations
  • General Dissatisfaction
  • Zero Contentment
Regular Exercise
  • Improves Mood
  • Takes away Lethargy
  • Feeling of being Fit, Agile and Strong
  • Better Stamina and Endurance
  • More Enthusiasm and Vigour
  • Period of calm follows-Relief and Rest to the Mind
Regular Meditation
  • Positivity, Increased Vitality and Stamina
  • Clarity, Purpose and Direction in life
  • Resilience to External Situations-Nothing Shakes You
  • Increased Patience
  • Freedom from Negativity - Guilt, Shame, Anger
  • Boosts Self-Esteem, Confidence and Motivation
  • Contentment - "All is Well!"
  • Better Intuition
  • Improved Interpersonal Relationships

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