Friday, October 7, 2016

6 Ways in Which Meditation Will Improve Your Life

Have you ever looked into the face of a newborn baby and marveled at the expression of inner-wisdom in its tiny face? When you were born, you were naturally endowed with a host of inner resources. You were born with self-confidence, determination, natural curiosity and the ability to listen to what your body is telling you. All too often, our life experiences chip away at these inner strengths. Luckily meditation is always available to help us to reconnect to our inner wisdom. Here are six ways in which meditation techniques can significantly improve your experience of daily living.
  1. You will be healthier. Meditation has been proven to improve your general health in many different ways. A study from Harvard University found that meditating regularly helped the genes that work on metabolism and insulin secretion and suppressed the genes that cause inflammation (which causes the immune system to weaken).
  2.  Meditation makes you happier. Research has found that people generally reported being in a better mood after being trained in meditation. Countless other studies have found that meditation helps fight depression.
  3.  Meditation improves focus and attentionMeditation actually seems to thicken the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with cognitive ability. This means that people who meditate are less likely to waste time being distracted by things that are not important and perform whatever tasks they must do as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  4.  Meditation improves emotional intelligence. High emotional intelligence is an indispensible attribute, generally being correlated with success more significantly than a high IQ. Increased emotional intelligence will improve your ability to tune into the emotions of others and will improve your relationships with the people around you, both at home and in the workplace.
  5. You will be more aware of your unconscious mind. Research has found that people who frequently meditate experience a longer pause between impulses that come from the unconscious mind and taking action. In other words, they are able to think before they act, rather than blindly following impulses.
  6. Meditation helps fight stress. This is something which most of us have to deal with every day in our modern, hectic world. Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that meditation actually reduces the grey-matter density in areas of the brain connected with anxiety and stress. Less stress means that we are free to make clear decisions and to enjoy our lives.

So what are you waiting for?  Try some meditation for beginners today.  You’ll be amazed by the changes you start to experience in your career as well as in your general health and well-being.

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