Over the years there has been thousands of studies that have shown meditation and mindfulness can positively impact one's mental and emotional health. Some practitioners believes that meditation can transform nearly every area of a person's life.
So here are a few benefits of meditation, we think you should know about, that has been researched and proven by practitioners..
1) Relieves Stress
One of mediation's biggest claims is that it can help relieve stress. Relieving stress is one of the main reason so many eventually try meditation. Research was done on nearly 1,300 which shown dramatically reduced stress levels in adults after only one session of meditation. This reduced stress levels was most obvious amongst those with the highest levels of stress. Numerous research over the years has proven that meditation may also improve symptoms of stress-related conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia
2) Enhance self awareness
Some forms of meditation was designed to help us develop a deeper awareness of self. It makes us look inward and assess how our choices have been affecting our lives and how to best make changes. Some forms of meditation helps you to recognise thoughts that may be harmful or self-defeating while others like self-inquiry meditation aims to help people develop an understanding of ourselves and how we relate to those around you.
If you believe in manifestation and the law of attraction, one of the perfect times to think about what changes we want to see in our life, is during meditation. Many claims have been made that meditation enhances manifestation. Can't hurt to try!
4) Controls Anxiety
Less stress, usually means less anxiety which can only ever be a good thing. Meditation helps bring mental and emotional calm. It teaches you to control your thoughts and actions. Developing that self-control to filter out what we allow to affect us mentally, helps us to then control actions, when our fear and insecurity attempts to take control. Habitual meditation helps reduce anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.
5) Improve emotional health
Less stress, less anxiety, better self awareness all contributes to better overall emotional health. While meditation might not be a full proof method to a better life, it certainly has its benefits and has the scientific proof to back it up. Research was done that showed that after only two meditation sessions depression decreased in over 4000 adults.
Meditation can greatly help improve ones emotional health and overall well-being. Its important you do research and find what best works for you.
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Share with us below if you have ever tried meditation and what benefits you noticed.