Benefits Of Meditation – What Are The Benefits Of This?

These are the different benefits of meditation to physical and mental health.

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION – There are many benefits we can get from meditation and mindfulness practices and here are some of these benefits.

When feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or stress, we often tend to put our focus on eating unhealthy foods thinking that these “comfort foods” might actually bring comfort. But this should not be this way all the time.

There is another way that is better not just for our physical health but also for our mental health.

This is practicing meditation and mindfulness. Meditation refers to “a variety of practices that focus on mind and body integration and are used to calm the mind and enhance overall well-being”. Some types are focused on particular sensations like sound, breathing, visual image, or mantra while some types are for maintaining attention.

Benefits Of Meditation
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Here are some benefits of this:

  • It reduces stress and improves stress-related symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fibromyalgia.
  • It can improve focus, memory, and mental clarity.
  • It can help with increasing the attention span.
  • It can help with mental discipline.
  • It can bring a better quality of sleep and a shorter time to fall asleep.
  • It can lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
  • It reduces mental health issues like anxiety, fears, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
  • It can help you better understand yourself and improve how you treat others.

Based on a post from Forbes, Sarah Meyer Tapia, a meditation coach, associate director of Health & Human Performance and head of Wellness Education at Stanford University said that there’s “no right or wrong way to do meditation”. It is to be “present and know what we are doing, while we are doing it”.


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