Meditation might be an ancient practice, but many people are starting to utilize it for their well-being at these times of fast-paced life. According to research, meditation has relaxing powers that improve productivity, mental and physical well-being.
Below is how meditation can improve our well-being.
Regular mediation contributes to the enhancement of the immune system. The reason is that meditating increases electrical activity to the left brain side that is responsible for the immune system.
People who meditate regularly have a higher antibodies count in the blood. The antibodies help us to fight illnesses. Meditating also improves immunity by:
• Decreasing inflammation markers that reduce immune functioning when they are at a high level
• Increased telomerase activity to promote stability of chromosomes and stop their deterioration that may lead to premature aging or cancer
Lowers blood pressure
Meditation helps to lower blood pressure faster if you are on medical treatment for the high blood pressure by:
• Stimulating telomerase stimulating genes to release more of this enzyme that scientists link with blood pressure and mortality
• Fighting stress and anxiety as both are culprits in increasing blood pressure.
Boosts productivity and creativity
Daily meditation helps to better the performance or regular work. It increases focus, attention on the task at hand and improves an ability to multitask. The act also clears the mind of disturbing thoughts to allow focus on the moment.
Creativity improves with mindfulness meditation as it encourages problem-solving and creative thinking. The relaxation it brings helps separate emotions from work, allowing us to think with more clarity and develop fresh ideas.
Improves overall health
The body abandons essential functions like digestion and immunity to deal with distress. Meditation helps to correct the misguided messages that demonstrate important bodily functions as unimportant at the period.
Regular meditation soothes the nerves to help our body systems handle critical functions instead of operating in a reflexive shut down mode induced by stress.
The physical benefits that improve bodily health through meditation include:
• Decreased inflammation
• Reduced symptoms of arthritis
• Diminishing Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms
• Increased immunity and fertility
Lowers risk of depression
Stress and anxiety trigger depression, but luckily, meditation can fight them. Meditating suppresses depression triggers breaking two brain regions that work off another to cause despair. The mPFC is the brain section that processes information such as worrying about the future and past. It becomes hyperactive during the depression.
Amygdala is another brain region called the fear center that triggers stress hormone release when responding to fear or perceived danger.
Meditation helps the mind to ignore negative sensations that cause stress and anxiety by preventing the two brains from acting against each other to cause a spike in stress hormone (cortisol).
Improves social well-being
You can improve harmony during interaction with others by meditating because it creates more connections with the present.
Meditation makes us to more at peace and more aware of the spontaneous ego-driven side that we show others, usually without that intention. The activity helps us to gain social benefits that improve the quality of relationships through:
• Enhanced altruism by increasing activity of brain area that dismantles negative emotions, especially concerning fairness in the social interactions
• Improved impulse control to respond consciously as opposed to reactive emotional outbursts
Meditation has many benefits, but the overall advantage is that we become aware of our emotions (https://www.prevention.com/health/a22679621/health-benefits-of-meditation/) and handle the way we act better upon them.