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Why You Should Learn Meditation!

Updated on November 13, 2016
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Sam set out to find the most effective solutions to stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression and found a simple solution: meditation.

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Woman practicing yoga meditation

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Meditation comes with a plethora of benefits including increased life span, lowered stress, heightened creativity, a rise in focus and a notable expansion of self knowledge. It is not only good for your body's health, but also for your mind.

  • It has been documented that people who use meditation and relaxation techniques may be physiologically younger by 12 to 15 years
  • It can lessen the effects and symptoms of heart disease and help to reverse it.
  • It reduces the likelihood of cancer by 55%

A Detroit based chemical plant posted the following results three years after implementing meditation:

  • Absenteeism fell by 85%
  • Productivity rose 120%
  • Injuries dropped 70%
  • Profits increased 520%

Table of Benefits

Learning Ability
Heart and Breathing Rate
Psychiatric Condition
Pain Tolerance
Fear of Death
Cortisol (Stress Hormone)
Symptoms of PMS
Emotional Intelligence Quotient
Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke
Independence/Self Confidence
Chronic Pain
Decision Making
Symptoms of PTSD
Problem Solving
Brain's Grey Matter
Impulsive Behaviors
Lucid Dreaming
Peace of Mind
Asthma/Inflammatory Problems
Need for Sleep
Substance Abuse
Comprehensive Table of Meditation Benefits
Beach Meditation
Beach Meditation

Side Effects

At first you may feel a nagging boredom and find it difficult to retain a calm focus on the meditation you're practicing. This goes away with time and diligence. The more common negative of meditation is that certain unpleasant memories may re-emerge, but this is part of the process. Meditation is about self awareness, and if that awareness means that you become aware of the pain in your life, you could call that a side effect. But, as seen above, it is well worth the struggle. I hope you decide to incorporate this practice into your life.

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Sunset Meditation
Sunset Meditation


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