8 Incredible Benefits of Meditation ...

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By now you know the benefits of meditation are powerful.

It keeps you relaxed, relieves you of the stressful factors in your life, and centers you as a person.

If you arenโ€™t fully aware of the advantages of meditation then you are in luck.

I have put together a list of 8 incredible benefits of meditating.

1. Reduces Stress

It shouldnโ€™t come as any surprise that one of the main benefits of meditation is reduced stress.2

When you meditate, your body goes into a calm state.

Your mind focuses on your breathing.

All these things help relieve stress.

Have you ever used meditation to help with stress?

2. Helps Depression

Some studies have even shown that meditation can help with depression.

The idea is using mantra meditations to combat negative thoughts.

This helps block the negativity and replaces it with something positive.2

The next time you have a self-loathing thought, try repeating to yourself something positive and re-affirming of your strengths and beauty.

3. Relieves Anxiety

Many people use relaxation techniques to fight anxiety.

Since meditation is a way of relaxing the body and mind, it is understandable why one benefit of meditation would be to relieve anxiety.

If you suffer from anxiety attacks, you can try to control your attack with meditation too.2

Some people suggest mindful meditation.

At the first signs of anxiety, stop what you are doing and focus all your thoughts on your breathing.2

Count the seconds it takes to breath in and out.

Try to take deeper breaths and exhale longer to relax and relieve anxiety.

4. Fights Heart Disease

According to Science Now magazine, another advantage of meditation is its ability to fight heart disease.

Robert Schneider of Maharishi University of Management and Theordore Kotchen of the Medical College of Wisconsin conducted a study that showed people with heart disease who practiced meditation 15 to 20 minutes each day, along with taking their prescribed blood pressure medication, were 47 percent less likely to experience heart attacks, strokes, or death.

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