5 Emotional Benefits Of Meditation By Dr Kausthub Desikachar

In today’s fast-paced world, it is not surprising that we feel overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions, resulting in stress and anxiety. One thing common in all of us is that we are constantly looking for happiness and satisfying life. But the question is: Are we looking for it in the right place? Meditation can give you a sense of calm, harmony, and balance that can benefit your emotional well-being and overall health. Read on to discover the 5 emotional benefits of meditation by Dr Kausthub Desikachar.

What Exactly Is Meditation?

Dr Kausthub Desikachar gives a beautiful yet straightforward explanation to it. Kausthub says meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing on an object for a period of time. To make it simpler, Kausthub says meditation is a heart to heart relationship between our heart to the heart of the object of focus.

Meditation is often spoken about, although it remained an underutilized tool. In this modern era, The popularity of Meditation is rising as numerous people claim its countless health benefits. Dr Kausthub Desikachar calls it the “food for the soul” and recommends adding meditation to your daily routine to unlock doors to a better life. Out of the numerous physical, mental and emotional perks that meditation gives, a few of the emotional benefits are listed below. These benefits don’t stop when your meditation session ends—meditation aids in keeping you calmer throughout your day.

5 Emotional Benefits Of Meditation By Dr Kausthub Desikachar


1.Meditation Is A Natural Stress-Buster

Decrease in stress is one of the most and best-documented perks of mindful meditation practice. When you undergo a challenge or an unmanageable situation, the hypothalamus in the brain releases cortisol, the stress hormone. Mindful Meditation helps lower cortisol levels — the stress hormone —which helps you feel more relaxed.

When your stress is curtailed, you yield better sleep, lowers blood pressure, and your perception of life becomes much healthier. 

2.Boosts Your Energy Levels

Meditation helps clear the chaos of your mind and thereby increases your energy levels. Meditation stimulates the vagus nerve, which then sends a message to your body that it’s time to relax and de-stress, which naturally makes you feel more energized and have more clarity of mind.

3.Improves Self-Esteem And Self-Awareness

Meditation helps you slow down, enabling more heartfelt self-reflection and a stronger understanding of yourself, encouraging you to feel positive about yourself and grow into your best self. In this process, mindful meditation helps increase self-esteem. It also assists improve self-awareness by expanding the sense to perceive one’s thoughts and feelings without judgment.

4.Removes Painful Emotional Burdens

Emotions frequently dominate our thoughts and retain us dull, causing us to constantly evaluate and relive the past happenings while anguishing over the future. Dr Kausthub Desikachar says we often tend to carry our emotional baggage everywhere, weighing us down in life but practising mindful meditation allows us to live in the present moment, rest in momentarily, staying fully involved in the moment, which is a beautiful and precious gift. Meditation helps you release those unpleasant burdens while moulding your life in unimaginable directions.

5.Promotes Feeling Of Love And Kindness

Meditation helps to promote feelings of kind thoughts and love towards ourselves firstly and then others as well. As you meditate and your self-awareness grows, you are inclined to rebuke others and indulge in negative emotions like hatred and anger. Studies show that people also learn to forgive those who have done wrong to them. Meditation helps you move towards a healthy sense of perspective, thereby leaving you with a feeling of love and kindness.


Dr Kausthub Desikachar says meditation is something everyone should learn to improve their mental, emotional and physical health. Learning meditation is like learning a new skill. It takes consistent practice to feel comfortable and reap all its benefits. It is usually simpler if you have a teacher guide you through the meditation process and help you achieve your desired results.

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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