Everyone knows Meditation is good and a healthy habit. But not everyone is doing it. In this post let me give you some of the advantages of Mindfulness.
There are many different types of meditation. The widely used techniques are meditating by
- focusing on one specific thing (breath or particular sound)
- let go of thoughts as they come instead of hanging on and becoming consumed by them
“No matter which type of Mindfulness you’re using, Meditation has numerous benefits.”
1.It reduces our reactions to emotional cues and stress triggers.
Multiple studies found that the amygdala( a part of the brain involved in emotional processing) of meditators were less reactive to the triggers than those of non-meditators.
This is because meditators had a stronger link between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain related to planning and other complex cognitive functions).
“The amygdala-prefrontal cortex connection lowers the effect of strong emotions, whether they’re positive or negative.”
2.Mindfulness strengthens our mental ability.
Nowadays, we’re doing our work(whatever that you do) while being bombarded with texts, calls, emails, Facebook and Instagram notifications.
The study also found that people who multitask regularly are easily distracted and thus have to use more areas of their brain to concentrate.
Unlike multitasking meditation helps to strengthen our capacity for concentration.
3.Meditation can calm people and help their focus.
Did you know that when we’re doing nothing, our brains aren’t really resting?
The brain uses upto 20% of metabolic energy regardless of whether it’s actively focused on reading a book or just relaxing at the beach. So the problem is it isn’t healthy and needs to be switched off. This is where meditation can help.
4. Meditation helps to soothe your mind and body.
I believe that you know this so let’s move on.
5. Meditation reduces the risk of depression, can result in high levels of compassion.
When you meditate for longer period it increases the chances that you would take action to help people in need thus reduces your risk of getting depression.
Some meditate for hours and some for just few minutes.
“Even meditating just a few minutes everyday will help you see beneficial effects.”
Now that you know the advantages of meditation are significant, there is no reason not to try meditation to aid your path towards self-improvement.
So make time for meditation.
Are you currently doing any meditation practice?
- if so share your experience in the comments section below
- if not go ahead and try meditating and let me know how you feel
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