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08
2020

Benefits of Meditation

Benefits Of Meditation | Strand Fitness

Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance. This can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

Moreover, these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.

Meditation & Emotional Well-being

Clearly, when you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.

The emotional benefits of meditation can include:

  • Firstly, you gain a new perspective on stressful situations.
  • Following that, you develop skills to manage your stress.
  • Increasing self-awareness.
  • Focusing on the present.
  • Reducing negative emotions.
  • Increasing imagination and creativity.
  • Last but not the least, it helps in increasing patience and tolerance.

Meditation & Illness

Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.

While a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation, some researchers believe it’s not yet possible to draw conclusions about the possible benefits of meditation.

With that in mind, some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sleep problems
  • Tension headaches

Be sure to talk to your health care provider about the pros and cons of using meditation if you have any of these conditions or other health problems. In some cases, meditation can worsen symptoms associated with certain mental and physical health conditions.

Even so, meditation isn’t a replacement for traditional medical treatment. But it may be a useful addition to your other treatment.

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author: Donna Hartley