10 Things We Know About the Science of Meditation - Mindful - Deepstash
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... is a collection of practices aimed at helping us to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of ourselves and our environment.

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10 Things We Know About the Science of Meditation - Mindful

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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 a...

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Long-term, consistent meditation mindfulness changes our ability to handle stress in a better, more sustainable way.

  • Practicing meditation reduces the inflammatory response in peo...

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Meditation also makes our compassion more effective.

  • Practicing loving-kindness meditation for others increases our willingness to take action to relieve suffering. 
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Meditation does seem to be generally effective for your well-being, but it is equal to many other steps you can take to stay healthy, such as exercise or therapy.

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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 b...

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  • Brief loving-kindness meditation may reduce prejudice toward homeless people.
  • A brief mindfulness training may decrease unconscious bias against black people and elderly people.

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There is some good evidence that meditation affects physiological indices of health, but other factors like education or exercise could also have a role to play.

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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 experien...

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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 ow...

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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...

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