The 12 Health Benefits of Meditation – Improve Your Life Today

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Brainy Dose Presents: The 12 Health Benefits Of Meditation – Improve
Your Life Today Meditation has been around for thousands of
years. It’s often seen as a spiritual practice,
so it can be difficult to think of it as something with proven, scientific benefits. But the reality is, meditation isn’t just
about connecting with and healing your soul! Meditation has real, physical effects on your
mind and body. While there is still a lot of research to
do on meditation, here’s a little more about the impact it can have on your health: Number 1 – Fights Stress Stress can occur anywhere, even in a non-stressful
situation, usually leading to panic attacks or wrong decision making. When you feel stress, you have a physiological
reaction, which can negatively impact your health over the long term. Stress can cause headaches, aches and pains,
anxiety, depression and a number of other physical symptoms. Giving your body a break from the physical
effects of stress can help alleviate physical symptoms aggravated by stress. Number 2 – Boosts Immunity This is one of the most surprising health
benefits of meditation. Stress and anxiety wreak havoc on your immune
system, leaving you susceptible to all kinds of bacteria and viruses – particularly during
the winter. Developing a regular meditation practice,
reduces the amount of stress-related chemicals in your body. It also leaves you less likely to turn to
unhealthy coping strategies to deal with the stress. Number 3 – Improves Self-Acceptance When you meditate, you become more aware of
and more capable of controlling your thoughts. A key part of meditation revolves around noticing
your thoughts without judging them or getting caught up in their stories or meanings. This helps you to develop a different perspective
on your internal dialogue, develop a greater understanding of yourself, and practice noticing
your thoughts and feelings without attaching meaning or judgment to them. Number 4 – Improves Your Relationships Meditation can help improve your relationships
in two ways: First, it provides you with time to reconnect
with yourself. The more relaxed, grounded and self-accepting
you are, the more you are able to be your best with other people. Second, meditation also helps develop your
awareness of the stories you might hold around your relationships. In addition to noticing thoughts and feelings
about yourself, meditation provides you with the opportunity to see stories you have about
others, from a different perspective as well. Number 5 – Improves Self-Confidence Your self-confidence is built on the stories
you have about yourself. And just as meditation helps you develop self-acceptance,
it also works to build your self-esteem. When negative thoughts or feelings about yourself
come up during meditation, you practice noticing them in the moment. Over time, this leaves you better able to
handle negative internal dialogue outside of meditation. Number 6 – Gives Your Brain a Boost Meditation has a huge impact on your physical
health, but it can also give you a mental boost by actually helping improve your brain. Studies have shown that regular meditation
can help improve your ability to process information. It can also help with focus and memory. Number 7 – Improves Creativity Creative blocks are caused by a number of
internal and external factors. Whatever the cause, the result is usually
that you get stuck in certain thought patterns, and are unable to move past them. When you’re struggling to break through
one of these blocks, taking time to meditate is like hitting the reset button. When you step away from these patterns, you
also step out of them, making it easier to move past them. Number 8 – Relieves Pain Meditation is highly recommended by experts
to those suffering from a chronic pain. With meditation, you come to peace with your
mind, as well as your body, allowing the process of healing to happen faster than normal. Number 9 – Improves Concentration Concentration is required to complete any
task at hand with grace. Be it a student or a professional, concentration
is a key factor to success. Meditation is essentially a practice in concentration! Once you learn to concentrate on your breath,
notice when you get caught up in thoughts, and return your concentration to your breath,
you can translate that skill into any number of settings you choose. Through regular meditation, you also get used
to shifting your attention back to the task at hand when it strays. Number 10 – Helps With Blood Pressure The majority of people who start practicing
meditation regularly, can actually lower their blood pressure so much, that they are able
to stop taking blood pressure medication altogether. This is because meditation helps promote relaxation
and helps improve circulation. When this happens, the blood vessels open
up and improve blood flow, therefore decreasing blood pressure. It is a natural and effective way to help
alleviate a very serious condition. Number 11 – Helps With Addiction Those who have serious addictions, substance
abuse problems and who abuse alcohol can see great effects on their road to recovery with
regular meditation. Stress is one of the main factors that causes
people struggling with addiction to give into their demons. Regular meditation helps combat stress, and
the chain reaction can help get better control over addiction issues. Number 12 – Feel More Complete The power of spending even a few minutes a
day connecting with your body and your mind is not to be underestimated. Doing so, produces this innate sense of well-being
that could be described as oneness, stability, or self-connection. In a world where most of our time is spent
focusing on external activities, taking even a few minutes to reconnect with our internal
feelings and sensations can change our experiences in life. You might feel that you’re too busy for
something like meditation. But studies suggest that people with jam-packed
schedules stand to benefit most from meditation! The great thing is that you can meditate for
as little as 5-10 minutes a day, and still receive many of the amazing benefits that
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10 Responses

  1. Karolina Ciucias

    February 24, 2019 4:50 pm

    I've experienced enormous benefits from just sitting in silence without even having my eyes closed. All of the things you mentioned in the video. It's become an important part of my day.

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  2. Nasu

    February 25, 2019 11:59 am

    While mediation DOES bring in some amazing benefits let's not forget to mention that those won't come after one or two sittings. It can take months if not years before you start clearly noticing them. I have been meditating for 2 months now and i just begun seeing changes so yes, benefits DO happen. But if you think you will get them without any effort over night then you're sadly mistaken.

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