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Meditation helps to counter our tendency to stop paying attention to new information in our environment. Other studies have found that mindfulness meditation can reduce mind-wandering and improve attention.
Larger randomized controlled trials are still needed to understand how meditation mi...
Long-term, consistent meditation mindfulness changes our ability to handle stress in a better, more sustainable way.
Meditation also makes our compassion more effective.
Studies have found a positive link between mindfulness and relationship quality in romantic relationships and relationships with kids.
Mindfulness practice seems to activate the part of the brain involved in empathy and emotional regulation.
For individuals who have experienced some sort of trauma, meditating can evoke painful experiences that they may not be prepared to confront.
One study found many of the participants experienced fear, anxiety, panic, numbness, or extreme sensitivity to light and sound that they attributed t...
The type of meditation you choose matters if you want to tackle a specific issue.
Studies have been made to compare four different types of meditation and they found that each type has its own unique benefits.
Research has yet to arrive at a consensus about how long meditation should take.
Perhaps the best guide is “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day—unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour" - Old Zen saying.
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