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3 Ways Frequent Meditation is Good for You

Updated on November 29, 2019
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3 Ways Frequent Meditation is Good for You

You hear it every day. Meditation is good for you. As countless evidence-based research support this claim, many people have discovered that not only can habitual meditation reduce stress and anxiety but people now are using this to improve self-esteem, create healthy sleep patterns and reduce pain.

Meditation is both a skill and experience. It is an exercise that requires cultivating the mind to discover greater calm, clarity, contentment, and self-awareness.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Reducing stress is one of the most common reasons why people try meditation. Chronic stress, according to Deepak Chopra can take a massive toll on one's happiness and health that leads to increased risks of many diseases. More often, we suffer from daily struggles in life such as being stuck in traffic, bills that are piling up including the daily hassles of taking care of our loved ones. Prolonged stress leads to increased inflammation and a greater risk of developing many health issues such as;

  • Heart disease and high blood
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune illnesses
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety and depression

Over the years, people who practice habitual meditation have reported heightened levels of happiness, compassion, patience, and acceptance. These people have noted experiencing lower levels of stress, frustration, anxiety, and depression. When you meditate, you go into a state of deep rest. In this state of restful alertness, your body experiences many healing effects such as reversing the effects of the stress response, increase the body’s neurotransmitter and release emotional turbulence.

Improved self-image

Meditation has many forms. Some forms of meditation are used to improve self-image and develop a better outlook on life. Meditation is now widely used in psychological and medical practices for stress management including mental disorders such as depression. A growing number of studies have shown that meditation has a profound effect on mental and behavioral systems including major depressive disorder (MDD).

Improve attention span

A study conducted to observe the effects of mindfulness meditation found that participants have improved their ability to reorient and maintain their attention after attending an eight-week meditation course. Focused-attention meditation has also been found to reverse patterns in the brain that contribute to mind-wandering, poor attention, and excessive worrying.


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