Meditation, the most beneficial and useful activity to keep a healthy mind.
It is the core of all mindfulness programs and it is the biggest gift of yoga to mankind.
We have already discussed a lot about meditation and why it is important in our various posts.
All recommend doing meditation and making it a habit. Doing meditation daily or on a regular basis have good long-lasting effects.
In this post, we are going to discuss the benefits of meditation on our health and mind.
8 wonderful meditation benefits
1. Clears your mind.
Meditation is most beneficial for your mind.
Performing meditation even for 10-15 minutes daily clears your mind of all the negative and unwanted thoughts.
It clears all the chaos and brings peace to your mind and body.
It helps you in better planning and efficient working throughout the day.
Performing meditation have the most healthy effects on your mind and gives a good start to the day (if performed in the morning).
2. It helps you stay calm.
Another benefit of meditation is that is clams down your highly disturbed mind and body.
It not only calms down your mind but also steadies all body functions.
This helps in better management of your emotions and you respond to the situation that the day presents to you rather than reacting spontaneously.
It removes all the mental and physical stress too.
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Also, meditation is very useful in anger management as it calms down the mind and makes you peaceful.
3. Inspire positive emotions.
Emotions play a very vital role in our daily life.
If we are able to control or channelize our emotions then we can drive our life very skillfully.
This is where meditation helps.
As already mentioned, meditation helps you to clear your mind of any unwanted thoughts and clams it down, thus making your mind peaceful and clear.
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Once you are in this state, nothing but positive thoughts and emotions starts developing in your mind and you stay hopeful and active throughout the day.
Meditation inspires positive vibes and energies inside and around you thus spreading positivity everywhere.
4. Improves your focus.
Meditation improves your focus.
Once your mind is free of all the unwanted thoughts and emotions, the clear mind is highly active and thus focuses better.
This results in you performing better and efficiently in all your tasks and activity.
Many businessmen, students, entrepreneurs, working professionals, and sportsmen practice meditation as part of their daily routine to improve their focus on their tasks and thus become more efficient.
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You prioritize better, you focus better, you work better, your results are better and thus you become better.
5. It makes you sleep better.
Another benefit of meditation is on your sleep.
The thing that matters with sleep is its quality. It doesn’t matter how many hours you slept. What matters is how soundly you were sleeping in those hours.
Thus a person sleeping for 10 hours can still be drowsy and irritated, while a person who slept for 5-6 hours can still be as fresh as morning.
And meditation improves the quality of your sleep.
You sleep better, peaceful, and calm.
And once you are awake, you are fully active and not drowsy or sleepy because you had a good sound sleep in whatsoever hours you slept.
My favorite benefit of meditation is the role that it plays in improving our sense of self-awareness.
I truly believe that we all should aim to be self-aware and meditation is the key to it.
Once you practice meditation regularly, once you become focused, calm, clear, and peaceful, the next stage that meditation brings is inner-knowledge and self-awareness.
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You deep-dive into your own thoughts and sometimes even you are surprised what comes out of those thoughts.
Many successful businessmen and entrepreneurs give credit to meditation for their ideas of businesses and success.
7. Empathy and Compassion.
In today’s selfish world, feeling empathy and compassion for someone else is nothing but out of the normal.
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You may see various fundraisers and helping initiatives but most of them are more buzz, fewer work organizations. They are more for publicity than for others’ welfare and goodwill.
So it very necessary for all of us to not only be sensitive to others’ situations or problems but also be ready to help them in whatever possible way we can.
And meditation helps to inspire these sympathizing and helping emotions not only within ourselves but also inside people and society around us.
As our mind gets clear ad clam, we become more sensitive and active towards others and their problems.
Meditation inspires us to do service to others in any manner we can.
8. Better learning capacity.
A clear and focused mind, calmed senses, what else is needed to learn something effectively and fast?
Medication thus improves your learning capacity.
You not only learn faster and better but also the learned skills or knowledge tend to stay for longer than usual because of meditation.
So if you want to learn faster and effectively, practice meditation.
Make meditation a habit
These are only a few of the many benefits that meditation has on your body, mind, and life.
Meditation helps you to maintain mental and physical health, manage your emotions, become more efficient and effective in your tasks, and whatnot.
So make meditation a habit so that you can enjoy all these benefits.
If you are not able to take time for meditation daily then perform in on alternate days or on weekends but just practice meditation on a regular basis.
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And believe me, once you start meditation and when you see its positive effects on your life, you will automatically start practicing meditation more frequently and for an increasing amount of time.
If you want to share any other benefits of meditation or want to share any personal experience where meditation helped you or made you better, please share the same in the comments section.
I will be happy as always to hear from you and about you.