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Have you considered meditating, but are unsure
why you should? Here are 5 practical reasons you should take
up meditation… 1. Aids Sleep
– Meditation has been found to aid sleep, especially for people struggling with insomnia
– This is because it gives you all sorts of benefits, like enhanced REM sleep and increased
levels of melatonin – Researchers conducted a study to see if
meditation would benefit those struggling with chronic insomnia…
– …after eight weeks, those meditating had less total wake time during the night, were
more relaxed before going to bed and reduced the severity of their sleep problems 2. Reduces Unnecessary Eating
– Researchers at UC San Francisco studied a group of women to test if meditating could
prevent overeating – The scientists didn’t prescribe any diet,
but instead taught mindful eating and had participants meditate for 30 minutes a day
– The participants maintained their weights, plus lowered their cortisol levels…
– …which reduced stress and showed reductions in abdominal fat 3. Improve Relationships
– By meditating you recognise your own emotions and those of others…
– …aiding you to experience lasting harmony in your relationships
– Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco taught 82 female teachers, all married
or living with a partner, how to meditate – The women gave fewer negative facial expressions
during a marital interaction test – Studies have shown that people who demonstrate
negative facial expressions toward their partners are more likely to divorce 4. Feel Happier
– Meditation helps us gain awareness of our minds, allowing us to see negative thoughts
and let them go – By becoming less identified with negative
emotions and thoughts helps those thoughts lose power
– Madhav Goyal, who led a study by Johns Hopkins researchers, said that for depression…
– “we found a roughly 10 to 20 percent improvement in depressive symptoms compared to the placebo
groups. This is similar to the effects of antidepressants
in similar populations.” 5. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
– We often focus on possibilities of what might happen and this causes our bodies a
lot of stress – Dr. Elizabeth Hoge, a psychiatrist and assistant
professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, found that meditation could even help
those with generalized anxiety disorder… – …a condition marked by hard-to-control
worries, poor sleep, and irritability. Thanks for watching, please Like, Share and


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