Scientific Benefits of Meditation

The benefits of having a meditation practice  have been strongly supported by thousands of evidence-based neuroscience research studies in the recent years.  


Psychological Benefits: 

-Improve overall mental health 

- Reduce anxiety/stress

- Reduce reactivity 

- Reduce depression

- Reduce irritability

- Reduce aggression 

- Improve insomnia

- Improve social connection


Physical Benefits:  

- Lower blood pressure

- Reduce symptoms of IBS, ulcerative colitis, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, RA, PTSD, chronic pain  

- Slow down cognitive decline 

- Improve concentration

- Improve memory 

- Amygdala (part of brain that activates anxiety/fear/stress) decreases in size 

- Gray matter in hippocampus (part of brain that assists in cognition, memory and emotional regulation) increases in size  


This practice may not be appropriate for everyone, not a treatment for any disorder, and not a substitute for professional care.  If there are underlying psychological or traumatic issues, some people can be distressed by a meditation practice if they are not properly guided.   If it doesn't feel right for you, please simply stop with ease.  Maybe a walk in nature is a better option for you.  If you have a trauma history, it is advised to do a guided meditation with a trained instructor.  We should listen to our inner wisdom what is right for us in this moment.  


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Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation: Insights from Neurobiological, Psychological, and Clinical Studies