Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that seek to train an individual’s awareness and attention, while also bringing mental calmness and emotional stability to the practitioner. While meditation has been practiced through centuries in different cultures and religious traditions, it has also increased its mainstream popularity in recent years due to its various health benefits.
Below are 5 benefits of meditation that you’ll experience with regular practise.
1) It boosts your mood
Meditation increases the level of serotonin in your nerve cells, a chemical which works as a mood stabilizer and natural antidepressant.
2) It increases your creativity
Practicing meditation also enhances your creativity, which will in turn help you come up with new ideas and solve problems more easily.
3) It improves mental functioning
Another benefit that you will experience is improved mental functioning, better concentration, as well as increased performance and productivity levels.
4) It alleviates PMS
Meditation can also relieve painful and uncomfortable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as headaches, cramps and water retention.
5) It helps you to sleep better
Finally, meditation can help you fall asleep more easily and boost the quality of your sleep. It can also improve symptoms of sleeping disorders, such as insomnia.
To reap these benefits, we recommend that you practise at least 5-10 minutes every day.