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Top 5 Benefits of Meditation

Updated on January 6, 2020
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An Ancient Technique

Meditation has been used for centuries as a technique to help calm, revitalize, and energize the body.
Meditation has been used for centuries as a technique to help calm, revitalize, and energize the body.

A Soothing Technique

Meditation has been known for centuries as a practice beneficial to health, as well as a religious practice in many cultures. As such, people from all different walks of life can use meditation as a healing technique to better their own lives, and the great part about it is you can start anytime, and do it in any way you want to! There are no limits to how you meditate or what your personal goals are. Here are some of the top five benefits of meditation.

1. Health Benefits

Meditation can have a healing effect on the body. In cases with high blood pressure, meditation can help lower blood pressure and ease anxiety. Because there are many breathing techniques associated with meditation, it can also be helpful for people who have asthma or are dealing with lung and breathing problems. In addition, depending on what kind of meditation you choose to practice, it can aid in helping with posture and back problems.

Many Ways to Meditate

People use meditation for a variety of reasons, be that health, psychological, or religious reasons. The great thing about it is there is no wrong way to meditate.
People use meditation for a variety of reasons, be that health, psychological, or religious reasons. The great thing about it is there is no wrong way to meditate.

2. Psychological Benefits

In addition to the physical benefits that meditation can have on the body, it also has many psychological benefits. Those suffering from anxiety, depression, or mental health disorders can benefit greatly from meditation because it relieves stress. Meditation can also help those that suffer from conditions such as insomnia and is sometimes used as an alternative when medicine does not seem to be helping those with insomnia.

3. Introspection

Meditation has been known to be used for religious purposes, but anyone can practice meditation if they which. This practice helps the mind to focus deeply inside oneself instead of all of the distraction surrounding you. With that being said, meditation is helpful for thinking and introspection. When you are in a deep meditative state, you are able to focus on one thing instead of every other little thought that is coming into your mind. This can take some practice to achieve, but once you have gotten the hang of it, it really works.

4. Conflict-Resolution

Meditation can also be helpful with anger management or situations of conflict. Instead of lashing out at someone and getting into an argument, taking the time to meditate and think before you act will help you avoid unnecessary fights and help you to manage and cope with your emotions in a healthier way. When communication isn't helpful or working in your relationship, consider using meditation as a technique for you to get through difficult conversations with your partner, friend, or spouse.

5. Peace

One of the best things about meditation is that it will make you feel peaceful and calm. It is a very soothing practice, and if you have been especially stressed lately, meditation will help you calm your mind and put you in a better place. We all need a little peace and quiet every once in a while, and meditation is one of the best ways to do this. Sometimes, all you need is to have a few moments to yourself, whether that be in nature or in the comfort of your own home, for a few minutes a day. Everyone deserves a break every once in a while, and meditation is a great way to take a nice, relaxing break from the chaos of the world around you.

Finding Your Purpose

If you choose to use meditation, figure out what your purpose is. Is it stress relief? Is it religious? Find out your goals and make a little time each day to meditate.
If you choose to use meditation, figure out what your purpose is. Is it stress relief? Is it religious? Find out your goals and make a little time each day to meditate.

A Wealth of Benefits

As stated previously, meditation can have many great benefits. It helps not only with health, but also with psychological issues, conflict resolution, and bringing you to a great sense of peacefulness. Are you always stressed? Is there a lot of chaos going on around you that you can't control? Consider using meditation as a calming technique to help you make it through the day. The great part about it is you don't have to commit to too much time, either. Just five or ten minutes a day can make a great difference in your life. Useful apps like Head Space can help train you to meditate and figure out what your ultimate goal with meditation is. How you begin the journey is up to you, so think about what you would like to do with this useful practice and get to it!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 months ago

      Such an interesting article and so useful. I have been meditating for many years and find it is the only way to clear my mind before bed. I always feel so relaxed and at peace afterwards. Thank you for sharing.

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