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Health Benefits of Meditation

Are you able to study more than 25 mins at a stretch without any deviations in mind? Are you stressed out due to pandemic mess? How can you set this right because time does not stop running for you; you need to run along with the time. And, the to-do items are piling up, I bet you are exhausted.

A simple technique to keep your mind straight and peaceful is doing meditation every day for a few minutes. You may want to know some of the benefits of morning meditation before you start your day. 

  • Reduces Stress

What happens during meditation? A human being’s mind is clouded with thousands of thoughts all the time. Meditation can generate a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind. During meditation, you will be able to focus on your attention and remove your random thoughts which is causing you stress. This brings a balance between physical and emotional health and achieves a greater capacity of relaxation. 

  • Improves self-awareness

What is self-awareness? It means knowing yourself as both physical and emotional being. Do you know what today’s world is doing to us? Due to our technologically advanced culture, every minute we are surrounded with stimuli – mobile phones, TVs, text alerts, traffic, and so on; and it is not giving us any breathing space or self-reflection time. To attain self-awareness, you need to stop thinking and stop doing. And, meditation is the best way to achieve self-awareness as it allows you to sit calmly for extended periods of time.

  • Increases attention span

A lot of research has proved that meditation increases focus and learning concentration. It improves memory and attention span. Some studies proved that meditation helped human resource workers to stay focused on a task for longer than the workers who did not practice meditation. Also, another study says that four days of practicing meditation increases your attention span. 

Make your routine organized and balanced with a few minutes of meditation every single day of your life. 

Sources: Consciousness and CognitionSpringer Link

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