Family, work, leisure, health: our life is a real marathon, after all, we need to take care of many things at the same time. The result of this is a racing and hectic routine, in which the most common complaint is the poor quality of life. Fortunately, it is possible to balance all the obligations and still guarantee the wellness . As? Enjoying the benefits of meditation.
You've probably heard that word before, but you may not know how much practice can improve your life. So keep following this text and learn more about wellness!
What is meditation?
It is a set of techniques that aims to develop the regulation of attention, emotions and also personal growth. Much more than a simple reflection, meditation can be understood as a connection to the field of consciousness, intelligence and also energy. All the worries are put aside, the focus is the "here and now".
The number of studies that scientifically prove the benefits of meditation is one of the reasons for the growing demand for practice. In addition, the benefits are related precisely to what society is seeking in terms of well-being.
What are the benefits of meditation?
Pay attention to the breath, focus on a mental image or repeat a mantra: there are many types of meditation, and all of them can generate positive changes in your life. Learn some of the benefits.
1. Helps you sleep better
This is because the practice reduces tension and helps the body to relax, directly affecting the sleep. The main problems that hinder a good night's sleep are related to anxiety, to mental fatigue and also to physical.
Meditative practice then emerges as a tool to disconnect the mind from these concerns and stimuli, allowing it to be free for rest.
2. Accelerates the brain's potential processing power
A study conducted at the University of California, with research published in Frontiers in Humans Neuroscience , showed that the practice of meditation strengthens the electrical connections in the brain. Basically this means that there is an improvement in the formation of memories and also in the ability to make decisions, in addition to processing information to get faster.
3. Releases neural tissue
New neural networks are formed, decreasing feelings of anxiety. The results of research that prove this benefit mean, in short, that meditation has the ability to shape our brain. These new neural pathways include especially better evaluation and empathic responses.
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4. Reduce the risk of heart problems
There is a 48% reduction in the chance of developing cardiovascular disease. This happens because the activity slows down the thoughts, rests the mind and reduces the level of stress, thereby decreasing blood pressure and altered levels of vascular compression .
Therefore, the benefit is for health as a whole. By the way, did you know that meditation has been used in some hospitals to support conventional treatment?
5. Helps you understand what is happening around you.
With a running routine, it is common for some things to happen and completely interfere with daily / weekly / monthly planning. However, as the interior itself is understood, the understanding of events increases. Over time, meditative practice helps you realize how certain attitudes lead to good results or not.
The benefits of meditation have been known for thousands of years, but lately have been gaining prominence and conquering more and more people seeking balance in their lives. Faced with so much good, difficult not want to spend 15 or 20 minutes a day to develop the habit, right?
Posted on July 03, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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