Meditation creates physical benefits. Medical patients meditate to reduce stress, boost immune systems, and speed and improve healing. Athletes meditate to increase benefits from practice and performance during competition.
Meditation creates mental benefits. Artists meditate to explore new qualities of thought and forms of expression. Inventors meditate to develop new products, stimulating mental versatility and clarity.
Meditation creates emotional benefits. Psychologists meditate, and teach meditation to their patients, to reduce negative emotional responses including stress, anxiety, and depression. Self-help gurus meditate, and teach meditation to their clients, to increase positive emotional responses, promoting feelings of greater energy, motivation, and fulfillment.
Meditation creates spiritual benefits. Spiritual practitioners meditate to fulfill goals of increasing self-awareness; self-discovery, self-realization, and self-fulfillment. Religious practitioners meditate to deepen and intensify the experiences provided by religious practices.
Meditating helps everyone – and everything.