5 Good Reasons to Meditate
Meditation is a practice with tangible benefits; we outline a few of them here.
Though meditation has been a proven tool for millennia across various Eastern cultures, only recently, in the past few decades, have some adventurous souls started experimenting with the practice in the West. There have been, however, dozens of scientific studies, many of them undertaken in prestigious universities and institutions, that explain a series of important, tangible benefits that come from meditating.
One of the fundamental principles of meditation is familiarizing yourself with your capacity to intentionally focus your mind on a specific “something”. It’s different than submission or control, but rather deals with learning how to shoot your arrow where you put your eye.
Meditation reduces the body’s rate of oxidation, which results in the decreased possibility of contracting chronic diseases (including diabetes, cancer and the widely spread Alzheimer’s) and delaying the effects of old age.
As reaffirmed by a study at the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India, people who meditate suffer far less from insomnia and can more easily enter into “deep sleep” (the deepest level of sleep tied to alpha frequencies in the brain).
A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension confirmed that practicing meditation can contribute significantly to the lowering of blood pressure, giving you a 70% less chance of developing health problems related to blood pressure.
Meditation not only makes us more resistant to pain; it makes us simply more aware of the physical sensations of our body. According to a study done at the University of Montreal, meditation even reconfigures the area of the brain that processes physical pain.
We’ve listed five good reasons to meditate. Now, are you ready to dedicate just a few minutes of every day to getting healthier?
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