Well, if 30 million people in America, of which there are NFL players, and Oprah Winfrey and even the members of the US Marines, have tried meditation, it crosses the mind that there must be something to it, which has made it as popular as it is today.
Here are some benefits of Meditation
- Improves Social Skills
Did you think meditation is a lonely activity? Think again. Scientific research has proven that meditation helps improve the people skills of people. The fact that you meditate, helps keep you fresh and to think on your feet, which makes you more witty and fun to hang with. Which brings me to my next point.
- Gives You a Badass Brain
Well as you know when you’re fresh and alert every morning when you sleep and wake up and you brain and body is ready for the new day. Well meditation helps you keep that throughout the day, so when you begin your meditation routine, it helps you stay sharp all day, which shows that your brain is always active.
- Helps you Focus
When you begin to meditate, your mind is set straight and you can focus on your goals and see them clearly and pave your way to achieve all of them. It makes you see things clearly as what you need them to be.
- Health and Happiness
Meditation helps improve your metabolism and help make you more joyful and stay positive. And yes, it is scientifically proven. Since meditation calms you down it reduces the amount any news or crisis can affect you mentally and physically.
- A Big Heart
Meditation has also proven, scientifically, that it helps your social skills, makes you more helpful, and empathetic and compassionate, and also how it improves your resilience to any form of hard news or problems.
- Reduces Stress
Since meditation calms your mind, it helps to reduce stress of whatever it is you are worried about, and helps you focus on the things that really matter, rather than cramming your head with the less relevant things that are affecting it.
- Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle
Meditation has been proved to reduce the craving for unhealthy snacking and increase a taste for a healthier diet and a better physical lifestyle. Meditation helps improve your metabolism to make you more energetic to work out better to improve fitness.
- Increases Happiness
I know it sounds weird, but it has again been proven that meditation helps you notice the little things that make you happy, and appreciate them more than you would normally do. A smile comes in easier to a person who meditates, over a person who doesn’t.
So there you have it, 8 benefits of meditation, and trust me, that was just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many minor benefits to it.
I’d also like to give a shout out to Rishikul Yogshala, the yoga teacher training school which is giving you a 200 hour training course at Rishikesh, India, to teach you the ins and outs of yoga and meditation to help you lead a physically and mentally better lifestyle.