Meditation is the greatest gift that nature bestowed upon the human mind. Unlike other creatures, which despite having a mind have no conscience, the human mind is highly perceptive and possesses the ability to transform your life by simply reconstructing their thoughts.
Different traditions across the world have distinct essences of meditation. In its truest sense, meditation is a habitual process of training the faculties of the mind to focus and redirect thoughts. Also, it is often confused with focusing your thoughts on something specific.
Meditation is rather entering a state of mind that has no thoughts. Based on the type and technique of meditation, your experience with the benefits of meditation may vary largely. However, a few benefits of meditating as validated by scientific research are described below.
The first step towards meditation is self-awareness. When people disconnect themselves from the chatter of the physical world and dive deep into the exploration of the self, they are able to introspect and form a clear perception of their personality. It including weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, strengths, and emotions.
Thus, one of the biggest benefits of meditation is that it enhances self-awareness.
Increases Attention Span
On average, humans use only about 5% of their brain capacity. Hence, it is only imaginable what horizons of intelligence will humans be able to unlock if they increase their brain capacity to 100%.
Several studies have suggested that regular practice of mindful meditation enabled people to stay focused on a task for a longer duration of time. It also helps people to remember details of their tasks better than others who did not meditate.
Helps To Fight Addiction
Sleep has been misunderstood as an inoperative or a dormant state of the body as well as the mind. However, sleep is the state when human brains are the most active. Sleep affects our physical, mental and psychological being. You can experience the benefits of meditation in your daily sleep by improving the quality of sleep and being able to overcome disorders such as insomnia.
Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Reducing stress as well as anxiety is the indispensable benefit of meditation. Practitioners across the globe use meditation as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety. Due to increased stress and anxiety, there is a hike in the levels of the stress hormone ‘cortisol’.
Through habitual meditative practices, you can train your brain to produce theta and delta waves. One of the physical benefits of meditation includes feeling lower stress in all areas of the body as the mind and the body become extremely relaxed, which helps to reduce cortisol levels.
In its very nature, the act of meditation is a habitual examination of your thoughts. Also, it puts you face-to-face with disharmonious elements in your life and brings back the balance between body and mind. Thus, the benefits of meditation in our lives are innumerable.