Surprising Benefits Of Meditation That Are Scientifically Proven

Written by on June 27, 2019 in Meditation with 0 Comments

More and more people are doing meditation these days, and there are some pretty fabulous reasons for doing so. Those who start meditating regularly see the benefits in a short amount of time. Those who develop a habit of meditating cannot stop because how good it makes them feel and how much it improves the quality of their life.

It is a great form of self-discipline and it is not just a gimmick. Meditation has been scientifically proven to help with a lot of things. It has been proven time and time again that it helps with so many diseases and reduces anxiety and other mental stressors.

We will tell you all about the benefits of meditation that are scientifically proven to help you. There are many more benefits than listed here, but the ones discussed below are some of the most important.

Better Emotional Health:

Health is wealth, you have heard this phrase before but you should also know that emotional health is just as important as physical health. Science may have taken its time to acknowledge this fact but it did not that long ago.

A study claims that meditation can decree the growth of inflammatory hormones that make you sad and depressed. Various studies conclude that people who are depressed and practice meditation see major decrees in their depression than those who don’t.

Some studies also conclude that meditation release oxytocin the happy hormone. It makes you happy and promotes a positive outlook on life. Thus, improving your emotional health.

Improves Attention Span:

The way meditation helps with lengthening attention is span is by removing those stray thoughts out of your mind. Let's say you are in class physically but mentally your mind is somewhere else because you are worried about something.

Meditating lifts that weight off your shoulder and makes sure that you can concentrate on things that matter. Various studies prove that those who meditate for 8 weeks or longer have a better attention span than those who don’t

One study also concludes that HR workers who practice meditation can focus on task better than HR workers who don’t meditate. If you are someone who struggles with small attention span or some who has ADHD you should meditate and you will see a significant increase in your attention span.

Controls and Reduces Pain:

Studies show that those who meditate have a better pain tolerance than those who don’t. Some studies also prove that it can also reduce pain, especially chronic pain. For example, if you have recently had a neck injury. Meditation coupled with other exercises can really help you.

It has really been proven to reduce chronic pain and even chronic migraine and other kinds of headaches. Also, if you are someone who is looking to increase their pain tolerance than you should meditate. In these studies, patients had only been meditating for four days. Which proves meditation gives results in a short amount of time.

Helps in Fighting Addiction:

Meditation has been known to help with addictions of all kinds, whether it is smoking addiction or any other heavy drug like coke and even alcohol.

Meditation is known to divert your brain towards more productive things, it also helps with controlling your emotional impulses and understand what fuels their addiction and addicts can think clearly.

Meditation also helps with self-control. Studies show that meditation has helped to recover alcoholics and people who are trying to quit smoking.

Know that it is not a direct cure, first, your body needs detox mediation can help with controlling the urge to drink or smoke.

Helps with Sharpening the Memory:

Meditation has been proven to help with age-related memory loss, that is common in older folks. If you start meditating from a young age you can prevent it all together but many studies show that older folks who meditate can remember tasks easily than those who don’t

It can also help people who have dementia which is a form of permanent memory loss. In extreme cases, people forget their family members and even children. Meditation can even help with that.

Memory loss is painful for both those who experience it and their relatives so it is best to get your loved treated at the meditation center.

Improves Sleep:

Who can confidently say that they have never struggled with insomnia? Very few people in fact. In this fast pace life sleep hardly comes to people and that is why we can’t stay active all day. Quality of sleep is more important than the quantity of sleep those who don’t suffer from insomnia face irregular and disturbed sleep. All of which affects our day to day performance.

Various studies show that those who meditate sleep longer and experience uninterrupted sleep than who don’t meditate. Those meditate also sleep better and are more active the next day and can perform better than those who don’t. Meditation relaxes you and keeps your stress free which helps you sleep better.

Helps with Anxiety and Depression:

We already know that meditation relaxes you and keeps you stress-free. Less stress ultimately means less anxiety. Many studies show that meditation triggers positive thoughts and you start becoming more optimistic rather than being pessimistic.

A study done on humans show that participants who meditated for eight weeks or more experience less anxiety than those don’t meditate at all. Some studies even show that meditation reduces depression by triggering happy thoughts in your brain. It is all science. As more research happens, we continue to see the extraordinary benefits of meditation. If you are someone who suffers from stress, anxiety or depression try meditation.

Meditation is a lifestyle, even though it can give results in a short span of time. You should make it a habit. If you leave it you won’t see the full effects and benefits of meditation. So, our only advice is don’t forget to meditate.


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