10 benefits of mindulness and meditation...

  • By: Pippa Bugg

Beyond stress-relief, mindfulness practices can boost your mental well-being, reduce pain, and even help you sleep better.

Scroll down for 10 health benefits of practicing mindulness and meditation…

It lowers stress. Research shows that mindfulness is not only associated with feeling less stressed, it’s also linked with decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

It de-clutters your brain. Mindfulness and meditation help the brain exercise better control over processing pain and emotions.

It can improve life decisions. As you gain more awareness of your thoughts, actions, and emotions, you will obtain a more useful comprehension of what’s going on in your mind - thus allowing you to make more purposeful decisions.

It helps us even when we’re not actively practicing. You don’t have to be meditating in that moment for the practice to benefit your brain’s emotional processing.

It can improve sleep. A study found that mindfulness training can not only help us better control our emotions and moods, but it can also help us sleep better at night.

You can learn a new skill. Meditation is a skill that takes much practice and concentration. Learning how to meditate is useful for the development of your mind.

It can improve quality of life. Clinical trials show that mindfulness can improve quality of life in chronic pain conditions.

Depression can be relieved. A mind-body combination of meditation and exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression.

Meditation enhances brain function. It soothes the parts of the brain that produce stress hormones and builds areas that lift mood and promote learning. It can even slow down ageing of the brain.

You can practice anywhere. Whether it’s at home, in the office, or on your daily commute - you can practice meditation and mindfulness anywhere.