When it comes to mindfulness and meditiation, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits all approach. Much like how diet and exercise are vital for physical health, we believe that mental health and mindfulness should be just as valued for a perfect, balanced lifestyle.
Here are a few scientifically proven ways that meditation rewires your brain for happiness, peace and success.
1. Meditation reduces stress
Meditation is highly effective in reducing stress and anxiety, particuarly when practiced over a period of three months. Studies have shown that meditation reduces the density of brain tissue associated with anxitey and worrying, which will aid in reducing stress.
2. Meditation increases your sense of well-being
Mindfulness meditation increase your psychological functioning and in the process improves your sense of well-being. Yoga and tai chi for example, have significant therapeutic effects and increase your quality of life when practiced regularly.
3. Meditation improves focus
Research has shown that meditation improves conginition and increases your ability to perform tasks. If you think coffee is your best way to get focused, try practising meditation for a few weeks and see the difference!
4. Meditation improves memory
Meditation increases your ability to memorize things and to store and consolidate new information.
5. Meditation helps you find your flow
'Flow' is a rare state where the humam mind is operating in complete harmony with itself, particularly when you reach a challenge perfectly suited to your abilities. Meditation can help you reach this.