Research is discovering the benefits of meditation.
We know the practice of meditation goes back thousands of years. And research is catching up with why it is a really good idea.
Meditation is linked to:
- Stress reduction
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Stronger immune system
- The ability to manage chronic pain
- Enhanced focus and attention
- Managing depression
The benefits are sufficiently supported by scientific research that medical centers are adopting it as a treatment regime. The University of Minnesota has a meditation-based program called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is widely available to students, patients and the community at large. The University of Massachusetts Medical School has a series of programs on meditation, mindfulness and MBSR. It has several aims, including helping individuals manage chronic pain.
The practice of meditation is easily learned. But it is like any exercise: it must be performed regularly to achieve positive results. And unlike exercise, the first few attempts to learn to meditate usually don’t amount to much and are easily dismissed as a waste of time. The benefits begin to accrue after persistent effort.
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