We have been researching meditation to see the effects it has to improve your life.
After long stressful days finding a way to relax is difficult, but it is important that we find a way to unwind. This is where meditation comes in. It’s no secret that meditation is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Studies have shown that people who meditate see an increase in productivity, more self-confidence and feel much less anxious.
Many people are put off by the idea of meditation, especially those that have busy lifestyles, as they don’t feel that they have time for it. However, meditation may help you get more time, as it can help you to organise your life in a more efficient way.
With that in mind surely everybody should be doing it but many people still turn a blind eye. So, the big question is… does meditation actually work? Let’s find out.
Studies on Meditation
Over time there have been many studies on people who meditate. These studies have been carried out in many different environments and over a variety of people’s personal circumstances.
Although in some situations there are people who have not really appeared to have many benefits, most people do appear to have some improvement in aspects of their life through regular meditation. We’ll explain more about the benefits later.
The majority of the people meditation works for would absolutely swear by it. A lot of people claim that meditation has changed their lives for the better.
The only way to find out if meditation works for you is to try it for yourself.
How to Meditate?
Meditation is really very simple if you have the right technique to get started with. We have included a YouTube video by Eric Bartel below that explains how to meditate in 5 easy steps.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation has a lot of benefits that can improve your life, helping you to achieve better things and reach a state of true happiness in your life. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should try meditation for yourself.
Mental health problems such as Depression and Anxiety are extremely hard issues to live with. They lead to many people grinding their way through life and finding very little enjoyment in their day to day endeavours.
Meditation can help with this by helping you to train your mind into a more positive way of thinking. This effectively gets rid of the negative thoughts that come with mental health.
Having a more positive view on your life can give you better self-confidence and help you to realise what it is you want out of life.
Anything that causes stress in life can be a real issue for most people. Especially if you are the kind of person to let stress get on top of you.
One of the biggest problems with stress is that the more weighed down you get by it, the harder it is to overcome.
Just spending five to ten minutes meditating can give you that short break from your stress, which can be all it takes to find a solution to your problem.
So, whatever it is causing your stress, whether it be work deadlines, overdue bills or even parenting problems, try using meditation as a way of dissolving your issues.
Studies have shown that people who suffer from insomnia may benefit from using meditation as a way of relaxing the mind to help them sleep.
It might not be an overnight fix but many insomniacs who have started meditating daily have found that they fall asleep in as little as 20 minutes and sleep much better through the night.
I’m sure many people suffering from insomnia would find great relief in trying meditation.
Lower Blood Pressure
Successful meditation has a great effect on lower people’s blood pressure levels. Which is great for people who suffer from high blood pressure or other related health problems.
Other than blood pressure meditation has also been shown to decrease heart rate, respiration, and oxygen consumption.
Meditation could also lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. This is because it can reduce the thickness of the artery walls.
Based on the research that we found, we think that meditation is an extremely beneficial type of therapy to consider.
Although it may not be effective for everyone, it costs nothing to give it a try.
We would recommend persevering with it for some time since many people won’t see its benefits straight away. Try to do it daily for 2-3 months and see if it’s having any effect on you.
Thank you for reading, we hope you found this information useful. We love to hear about any experiences you’ve had with meditation, leave a comment below and let us know how you got on with it.
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Author: James Burch
James is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves to try and help people. He writes from both knowledge and experience to give people guidance in all areas of health and fitness.