12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation
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Many styles of meditation can help reduce stress.
Less stress leads to less anxiety.
Regular meditation helps reduce anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Self-inquiry and related styles of meditation can help you to understand yourself better.
According to research, some forms of meditation can teach you to recognize thoughts that may be harmful or self-defeating.
The mental discipline developed through meditation may help break dependencies.
Research has shown that meditation may help people learn to redirect their attention and control their emotions and impulses.
Studies found that Metta, also known as loving-kindness meditation, increases peoples' compassion toward themselves and others.
Some types of meditation can improve depression and help you maintain these benefits.
Improvements in attention and clarity of thinking through meditation may help fight age-related memory loss and dementia.
A review of 12 studies found that meditation increased attention, memory and mental quickness in older participants.
Practicing focused-attention meditation may build your attention span.
According to some studies, meditation can help you relax and control your thoughts. It can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
Meditation can increase heart function.
Meditation reduces blood pressure during the time you meditate and also over time. Meditation appears to control blood pressure by relaxing the nerve signals that coordinate heart function.
Meditation can reduce your perception of pain.
Meditating patients showed increased activity in the areas of the brain that control pain.
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