The Art of Meditation: Does It Help?
The age-old art of meditation has helped a number of people conquer their problems. With the positive attitude and increased sensitivity meditators enjoy, you can expect a 360-degree life change.
From a boost in immune system to a greater control over self-deprecating thoughts, regular meditation has a plethora of benefits to offer.
Let’s see 5 of the most significant ones!
Decreased Beta Waves
Don’t know what beta waves are? No problem. Without going into the technicalities, beta waves form the information that’s processed by your brain. You might think, why decrease that?
There’s a sizable amount of information that’s nothing more than noise stopping you from concentrating on things that really matter.
A decrease in anxiety is a well-tested health benefit of regular meditation. This is in connection with low levels of beta waves. These waves do nothing but create a never-ending cycle of negative thoughts.
Meditation helps you to gain better control over the part of your brain that insists on worrying about that upcoming medical checkup or any other thing you’re needlessly anxious about.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Meditation benefits the cardiovascular system as well as the body’s immune functions. The compound nitric oxide facilitates blood flow in blood vessels, consequently lowering blood pressure.
A published study found that most of the subjects suffering from high blood pressure experienced significantly lower levels after they started a strict meditation regimen.
Helps Cultivate Compassion
According to a study, meditation can help you be more compassionate and empathetic to those around you. This sensitivity is highly important in the corporate world as well as in the personal sphere.
A more compassionate individual has the makings of being a better leader as well as a friend. Make it a goal to regularly practice meditation to observe this effect in your daily life.
As per the same study, those who meditated frequently not only enjoyed higher levels of compassion but also had improved rapid recall. This means that you just won’t remember things, you’ll remember them faster.
This isn’t the end of the list. Meditation is shown to reduce stress levels, enhance concentration and more.
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