Meditation can enhance health on a wide range of levels. If you approach it the proper way, you may find it especially beneficial to your body immune system. You simply need to know the ideal aspects to use in your meditation.
The Immune System is Improved by:
Focus: Most of the problems that can show up in the body are at least partially based upon beliefs or emotions. Negative beliefs and feelings not just take valuable energy far from the body, they also tend to shape the body. When the bothersome beliefs and/or feelings are out of the way, the body will heal itself. You fill your consciousness with an item of focus when you meditate. When the majority of your focus is drawn away from unfavorable beliefs and emotions, the body can then do its task and start to recover. All systems of the body benefit from this, but the immune system tends to reap the benefits most quickly.
Unneeded muscular tension not only adds heightened tension to all the parts of your body, it feels very irritating. All body systems benefit, consisting of the immune system.
Deep Breathing: Meditation does not require deep breathing, however it improves the session quite a bit. A variety of meditations include it. Deep breathing not just increases your focus and relaxation. It also functions as a great massage for all your internal organs. In addition, it increases core strength. This adds to the strength of the immune system too.
Each of these points is extremely effective by itself. However when you mix relaxation, deep breathing, and appropriate focus together, you tend to stay extremely healthy on a psychological, emotional, and physical level. This is a sure dish for greatly reinforcing your health in general. It also specifically gives your body immune system a nice boost.
How can we do this?
Take a few minutes every night (or early morning), to relax, breathe deeply, and focus in on the satisfying experiences of relaxation arising as you continue to take deep breaths. Gently bring it back to the experiences of the breath and relaxation if your awareness wanders.
Yoga also has some health advantages if meditation is not for you, which you can read about here.
Even in this article, Nepal has made meditation compulsory for schools because of its healthy lifestyle.