Benefits of meditation. The benefits of meditation have been known to humans ever since it was first practice several millennia ago. This video lecture will discuss some of them in detail and will outline the mental as well as the health benefits of this practice. In the first place, it reduces stress. Since meditation helps calm the mind and relax the individual. It helps a lot in reducing stress.
This is usually achieved through the breathing exercises that form a part of the practice. Stress Reduction is one of the main reasons why people take up meditation, including myself, I've, I've already mentioned this. Secondly, various health benefits. There are already documented cases where in meditation was shown to have helped in curing an illness. a landmark study is the one done in 1976 by Australian psychiatrist unsleep meris, which was published in the medical journal of Australia, the study document is how a patient's cancer regressed after sessions of intensive meditation. Meditation is also known to lower blood pressure levels, which is beneficial to patients who are at risk of hypertension or other heart related conditions.
Thirdly, improves concentration. One practice in meditation involves focusing on a particular object such as a candlelight, or reciting a mantra. And let me tell you about my mantra I've been using for a while. I think I got this from Tony Robbins and it is this every day in every way and getting better and better. This was the mantra I was repeating over and over again. doing activities like these have been shown to improve a person concentration.
The fourth benefit is acceptance of events. Another aspect of meditation is the ability to take things as they are. This helps a lot in reducing a person's frustration over things that they he or she cannot control. And one final thing, people who will surely benefit from this includes those who are undergoing anger management. Okay, those were the four main benefits. Let's repeat them again, stress reduction, various health benefits, improves concentration, and last but not least, acceptance of events.
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