One of the physical effects of meditation is reduction of stress. Stress can come from many factors such as relationship issues, and financial problems. Chronic stress can cause anxiety and depression and will eventually weaken your immune system. Meditation can help the brain to release stress neutralizing chemicals and control the thoughts that come inside your head. It helps you realize that you have to be mindful of your “inner monologue” and it also brings you to the slow, deep and profound way of thinking that will cause inner peace.