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Looking younger, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, decreased anxiety and depression, improved memory, increased happiness, more peace...what's not to like about meditating or praying?


  1. Find a quiet place to be still.
  2. Take deep breaths to help you relax.
  3. Meditate or pray.
  4. With a clearer mind, journal your thoughts and insights.
  5. Make meditation or prayer a part of your daily life.


  • Meditation and prayer shift brain activity from the stress-prone right frontal cortex to the calmer left frontal cortex.
  • Slowing the breathing rate to 6 breaths per minute synchronizes breathing with cardiovascular rhythms resulting in enhanced cardiac health.
  • Physiological benefits of prayer and meditation include anti-aging, deep rest, decreased blood pressure, higher skin resistance, and easier breathing.
  • Psychological benefits include increased brain-wave coherence, greater creativity, decreased anxiety and depression, improved learning and memory, and increased happiness and emotional stability.
  • The longer an individual practices meditation, the greater the likelihood that there will be a shift toward personal and spiritual growth.