All the benefits of meditation on our health
I wasn’t necessarily attracted to this practice at first, but after listening to everyone say good things about it, I decided to start meditating daily. At a time when everyone has to stay at home, this may be the best time to get into it and try it out!
Many studies show the benefits of meditation on our health. Mindfulness meditation allows us to intervene in a positive way on psychological elements such as stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive functions.
Although it is not considered a medical treatment in its own right, meditation is increasingly being considered as a complement to traditional medicine.
The benefits of meditation on our health
Meditation is believed to slow down the aging of the cerebral cortex, improve brain performance, and help in the management of emotions. However, it would require a daily practice of at least 30 minutes for several years. But regular practice can already intervene on :
Mindfulness meditation improves our ability to concentrate on the tasks of daily life that require meticulousness and attention. A practice of only 10 minutes a day can considerably modify neural functions related to the management of conflicting stimuli.
Anxiety and depression
Scientists have discovered that meditation can play the same role as antidepressants. A study was carried out on a group of 15 people who were introduced to meditation. After only 15 days, they were much less anxious thanks to a better management of their emotions and mood.
Now more widely known, meditation is considered an anti-stress technique. One can learn to meditate in relaxation centers. These are group sessions where the objective is to relax and focus on the present moment. It is an exercise that requires cutting oneself off from the outside world and refocusing on oneself.
Meditation can change the way we perceive pain through cognitive control and emotional regulation.
Several studies have shown that by stimulating grey matter in different areas of our brain, mindfulness can improve our learning, memory and emotion management abilities.
Thus, meditation, even practiced in “small doses” could increase our creativity, improve our energy, decrease our stress and have a positive impact on our success. Studies on the subject are numerous. They demonstrate all the benefits on blood pressure, pain perception, stress management and cell health. So many elements to convince us to meditate in full consciousness.