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Meditation Boosts Our Immune System
One evening I began to feel quite lethargic. My nose was stuffy and I had a sore throat as well. I had read that meditation boosts the immune system so I decided to sit and meditate (I usually meditate in the mornings). At the end of the practice I did some visualization as well. I visualized breathing life force energy into my body that would quickly clear any virus. Well, next morning I awoke bright and early with a clear head, feeling energetic, and ready for the day.
Why does meditation boost our immune system?
When we meditate our bodies produce endorphins. Not only can endorphins make us feel euphoric, but they can also boost our immune system. Endorphins stimulate our body’s production of natural killer cells which locate and destroy harmful organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.