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Friday, December 28, 2018

Start now! 5 Amazing Benefits of Meditation

When was the last time you meditated? According to studies, regular meditation gives so much benefit to our well-being.


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"Meditation has immersed health benefits to the body and mind," Natural Food Series disclosed. "Meditation comes with a range of benefits for one’s physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing and everyone should include it as an essential practice in their lifestyle."

In a study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, meditation is defined as "being non-judgmentally aware of the experiences in the present moment."

Here are eight amazing reasons why regular meditation is good for the health:

1. Lowers incidence of depression
Multiple studies showed that meditation yield amazing results in lowering the incidence of depression. Some of these researches are the one conducted in a  middle school and the one that was done on formerly diagnosed patients with depression. Both studies found that meditation significantly lowers down the depressed mood levels and controls ruminative thinking and negative automatic thoughts.

2. Good for the working memory
Significant increase in working memory, executive functioning, and visuospatial processing was observed in participants who had underwent four sessions of meditation training. Such only means that meditation is very useful even for students who find it hard to concentrate or thereafter, memorize a concept.

3. Improves mood
Nottingham Trent University of UK researched on the benefits of meditation training on people with low mood. The study found that that participants with low mood; and decreased satisfaction, with the quality of life when underwent meditation training, felt better and their overall psychological well-being was increased.

4. Reduces Substance and Alcohol Abuse
Vipassana type of meditation was used in the studies conducted in incarcerated populations. The result showed that it significantly reduced substance abuse and excessive alcohol intake.

5. Extremely Useful in Dealing with ADHD
An intervention-based study conducted on 50 adult patients with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) showed terrific results on the effectiveness of meditation. 

"The group was exposed to a therapy known as Mindfulness-based cognitive therap. The result showed a significant decrease in impulsivity, hyperactivity, and enhanced skill of ‘acting-with-awareness’," it was disclosed.
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