Five Important Benefits of Meditation

Five Important Benefits of Meditation
Meditation can be a beneficial tool to enhance our quality of life. It benefits our mind and body due to the powerful impact it can have on our health. There are many different types of meditation that we can do: mindfulness meditation focuses on thoughts, breathing pattern, awareness, and concentration, guided meditation relies on recorded audio and verbal guidance from an instructor, and concentrative meditation typically focuses on specific objects, such as the flame of a candle or an image. It is a great way to train your focus because your mind may slowly wander throughout the day and you need to regain control to stay productive.

The benefits you can get from regular meditation sessions

Achieve Calmness and Balance – regular meditation can help you manage overwhelming emotions, reduce excessive emotional reactions, and cultivate adaptability. Meditation sessions will become a way for you to find calmness before you go to or after you come back from work. When stressors and emotional triggers are particularly strong, meditation sessions can help you maintain emotional balance.

Maintain Cognitive Functions – whether you are a student or business professional, meditation can help you maintain or regain cognitive performance. Meditation ensures that neural pathways remain active and energised each day. When you are learning new skills, meditation can make it easier and faster to establish new pathways.

Eliminate Worries and Anxiety – busy professionals need to realise that worries and anxiety can easily trigger stress. When you are stressed out, you could slowly develop depression, which will be emotionally debilitating. It’s easier to tame stress with meditation sessions, due to the constant release of endorphin, a feel-good hormone.

Healthier Body – when you achieve calmness, your blood pressure will go down. Your heart rate and breathing pattern will also be slower. Well-managed blood pressure levels reduce the risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. And, because meditation can help you sleep better, you will feel more energised the next day to exercise and perform better at work.

Healthier Body – when you achieve calmness, your blood pressure will go down. Your heart rate and breathing pattern will also be slower. Well-managed blood pressure levels reduce the risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. And, because meditation can help you sleep better, you will feel more energised the next day to exercise and perform better at work.

Convenience – when meditating, you don’t need to do it in a quiet room while sitting in a lotus posture. You can meditate while sitting comfortably at work or at home in your living room. The main requirement of meditation is to calm and control your mind. During a busy day, you can spend ten minutes during your lunch break to achieve mental calmness and feel more prepared to handle more tasks.

If you are interested to learn more, then explore one of our video courses “Meditation – A Powerful Tool for Wellbeing” by Caroline Desmarais. The course is about the principles of meditation, mantra-based meditation as well as practical tips on how you can use meditation to create your dream life.

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