People who meditate generally lead happier lives than those who don’t. Meditation is known to enhance the flow of constructive thoughts and positive emotions. Even a few minutes spent meditating regularly can make a big difference. Scientific evidence supports this claim: extensive studies were conducted on a group of Buddhist monks as they were meditating. The pre-frontal cortex of the monk’s brain was found be extra active.
2)YOU NEEDN’T BE A RELIGIOUS PERSON TO MEDITATE
The mind work Meditation App founders believe that meditation can benefit everyone. It is beyond doctrine: it’s about developing calmness, prating awareness and DE cluttering the mind, and although contemplation is a key component of most world religion, you don’t have to be adhere to a religion to practice meditation. This is good news for the one in five Americans who define themselves as “spiritual but not religious!” Also, in January 2018 the Pew Research Center published finding that show just how mainstream mindfulness meditation has become in the US, regardless of religious.
3)MAY HELP FIGHT ADDICTIONS
The mental discipline you can develop through meditation may help you break dependencies by increasing your self-control and awareness of triggers for addictive behaviors. Research has shown that meditation may help people learn to redirect their attention, increase their willpower, control their emotions and impulses and increase their understanding of the cause behind their addictive behaviors. Also, this can help you recover from addiction, lose weight and redirect other unwanted habits.
4)MEDITATION HELPS TOU FALL ASLEEP
Insomnia is a troubling condition-everybody dreads a sleepless night. Sadly, about a third of the American population suffers from some from of sleep deprivation, whether occasional or chronic. If you’re one of those misfortunate folk who stare at the ceiling and count sheep all night to no avail, meditation just might be a solution. An article in the Harvard Health Blog confirms that meditation triggers the relaxation response-which is why some people actually have the opposite problem: they fall asleep as soon as they begin to meditate!
5)MEDITATION INCREASES ATTENTION BY INDUCING A STATE OF FIOW
Have you noticed how meditation absorbs you into the moment? Mindful awareness comes naturally to us when we meditate, and we reach ‘flow’ state where itself. A study on the effects of an eight-week mindful meditation course found that people who are regular meditation practitioners had heightened attention and concentration span, Even people who meditated for short duration showed more focus than individuals who did not meditate at all (JHA, KROMPINGER, BAINE, 2007)
6)MEDITATION BENEFITS ARE ALMOST IMMEDIATE
The numerous health benefits that result from meditation are another great reason to adopt the practice. Certain benefits can start making themselves felt very quickly after people start sitting. A sense of calmness and peace of mind are common experiences, even if this feeling is fleeting and subtle. In an article published in Forbes online, attorney Jenna Cho lists six scientifically proven benefits that you may not have been expecting, including a reduction in implicit race and age bias. Some people worry that meditation is having the opposite effect because their minds seem busier than ever. Our advice: stick with it, and keep your sessions short. Meditation isn’t about wiping the slate of your mind clean, it’s about being aware of what appears there. And you’re a step ahead: you’re already noticing how busy the mind can be.
7)MEDITATION IS A NATUTAL STRESS STABILIZER
Stress is the body’s response to unforeseen adversities. Encountering immediate threats increase the level of cortisol, or stress hormone in the body, and activates the Autonomic Nervous system, which is responsible for fight-or-flight responses. Brain studies of regular meditators revealed that they have lower cortisol level in their brains, which explain their resilience and insightful nature.