It is now accepted by the scientific world that meditation has dozens of benefits, and the few hours you spend for this awareness are very important for your mental and physical health.
Meditation is simply a practice where you sit down with certain techniques and quietly listen to yourself, to your breath. Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufism should be put aside in belief systems and focus on what it will add to our daily life. Because meditation not only strengthens the brain but also strengthens the immune system, there are many beliefs and evidences as it is a protective mental exercise against diseases.
Especially in recent years, scientific studies prove that meditation is good for many diseases. Let's briefly take a look at the benefits of meditation.
According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, people with no meditation experience were given a quick three-hour meditation training. The information provided in this training was asked to be applied by meditating for 10 minutes every day for 16 weeks, and at the end of the process, it was observed that the subjects developed their focus skills.
Thus, it is found that 10 minutes of meditation a day provides better concentration for minds exposed to a lot of stimulation, especially in the chaos of city life.
Fight Anxiety and Depression
When looking at another study published in the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience magazine in 2014, it was found that 15 people who tried to meditate for short periods of 4 days had a significant decrease in their anxiety levels.
It has been found that meditation relaxes the heart, helps to calm and feel more positive, and it is possible to get rid of depression with regular daily meditation practice.
Less Stress, More Joy
According to information obtained from a study conducted at the University of Richmond, it has been observed that people with meditation experience are even less responsive to the disturbing visuals shown. According to the results of the study, it was concluded that the part of the brain that manages emotions can be freed from the negative effects of stress through meditation. Regular meditation reduces your stress level and enables you to be healthier and happier individuals.
It is stated that a person who relaxes and gains body awareness thanks to meditation also increases his resistance to pain. A study conducted in Wake Forest in 2011 proves that the responses to ache and pain can be reduced by approximately 50% thanks to regular practice of meditation.
A Stronger Brain
Meditation enhances the brain's functions such as learning and memory by increasing the number of gray cells in the brain. A study published in 2011 in the journal Psychiatry Research revealed a study of people who had never practiced meditation before. It was stated that after an eight-week meditation experience, a significant increase in gray matter count was observed in subjects whose brain activities were re-scanned.
A Strong Defense Against Alzheimer's
Meditation also protects against Alzheimer's disease by preventing brain deformation. Because it strengthens brain functions and has positive effects on memory.
It Can Be Beneficial Even Against Cold and Flu
A study conducted in Annals of Family Medicine in 2012 reveals that meditation also strengthens the immune system. In the experiment conducted on people aged 50 and under, there is evidence that regular meditation practice strengthens the immune system, just like exercise.
It is supported by these
studies that you have a lot of reasons to include meditation in your life in
order to have less stress, a healthier body or to protect against diseases.