Scientific Benefits of Meditation


Published By: Parvez (Parvez1@gmail.com)
         

Meditation is a process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. Regular practice of meditation releaxes your mind, body and spirit.  Giving a few minutes of your daily routine to meditation   channelizes your thoughts, actions and energy into appositive and meaningful direction.

Popularity of Meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits.

  Here are 10 scientifically proven benefits of meditation:

Meditation reduces Stress

 Do you feel a lot of burden on your mind of all those unsolved problems of personal and professional life? Then doing regular meditation can work wonders for you. Mindfulness and zen type meditations when practiced for three months effectively reduces stress. Research has shown that meditation may also improve symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia.

 Enhances self-awareness and deep introspection

Some forms of meditation helps you to get a better understanding of yourself, and relaxes your confused mind. For example, self-inquiry meditation explicitly aims to help you develop a greater understanding of yourself and how you relate to those around you. Regular meditation makes your vision clear and strengthens decision making skills.

Controls blood pressure

Meditation controls blood pressure by relaxing the nerve signals that coordinate heart function, tension in blood vessels and the "fight-or-flight" response that increases alertness in stressful situations. When we meditate our stress level fall significantly, and all the system within the body begin to normalize.

Improves your focus

Research shows that meditation improves cognition and increases your ability to perform with focus. When you are meditating the point is to focus on one thing and allow your other thoughts to pass by. Intensive meditation can help people focus their attention and sustain it even during the most boring tasks.

Makes you more productive and creative

Regular meditation makes you more focused and turns out distractions which in turn makes you more productive. Meditation brings a sense of peace and well being which in turn makes you feel good about everything you do.

Studies suggest that certain meditation techniques like open monitoring meditation can help boost your creativity.

Sharpens your Memory

Research has shown that it improves your ability to memorize things and to store and consolidate new information. Improvements in attention and clarity of thinking may help keep your mind young.

Kirtan Kriya is a method of meditation that combines a mantra or chant with repetitive motion of the fingers to focus thoughts. It improved participants' ability to perform memory tasks in multiple studies of age-related memory loss.

Helps to fight off addictions

Meditation brings mental discipline which helps you to break dependencies on your addictions by increasing your self control. Meditation helps people to redirect their attention, increase their attention and will power, control their emotions and impulses which motivates them to leave alcohol, drugs or any sort of addiction.

Makes your cardiovascular system strong

Researchers have found that both mindfulness and Transcendental meditation improves your cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of heart diseases. A meditation practice supports your heart in many ways — from changing how you cope with stress to lowering high blood pressure. meditation can positively affect a measure of heart health known as heart rate variability (HRV). HRV reflects how quickly your heart makes small changes in the time interval between each heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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