“If we can make just 1% of the population meditative, this world will be a different place” – Sadhguru
Meditation has become increasingly popular throughout western society with more and more people practising it each year. The idea of meditation confuses many people and they don’t believe that something as simple as sitting down by yourself can be beneficial. After its increasing popularity, scientists began to study it in further detail and they found that it had many positive effects on the body and the brain.
In its essence, meditation is the practice of focusing your awareness on an object such as the breath for a period of time. When we do this, we learn to give less energy to our thinking mind resulting in a more peaceful state and an expanded awareness. So why should we start meditating? Well, here are the top ten benefits of meditation…
1. Reduced Stress
If you have read some of the scientific studies about meditation. You will notice a reoccurring theme which is that meditation reduces stress. It is quite logical to question how that is possible but it kind of makes sense. In our day to day lives, we have so many different things going on that we never actually take the time to slow down and sit with ourselves.
It is pretty insane when you think about it. We just move from one task to the next without taking the time to notice that we are actually alive.
We are breathing and our heart is beating. When we take the time to sit down and focus our awareness on our breath, we can take a break from the constant demands of the outside world and simply do nothing. This slows us down and our READ MORE