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Are Meditators Healthier?

Posted by Steven S. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Studies of the brain waves of meditators show that they are apparently healthier. Neuroscientists found that meditators transfer their brain activity from one area of the cortex to another. Their brain waves in the stress inclined right frontal cortex moved to the calmer left frontal cortex. This indicates that they were calmer and happier than before. There was also less activity in the part of the brain that processes fear.

5 Benefits of Meditation:

• Decreases negative effects of stress & anxiety
• Improves self-esteem
• Improves concentration
• Reduces muscle tension
• Reduces depression

A study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School recorded the brain waves of stressed employees of a high-tech firm in Madison, Wisconsin. The subjects were split randomly into two groups…25 people were invited to learn meditation over eight weeks, and the remaining 16 were left alone as a control group. Every participant had their brain waves scanned three times during the study…at the beginning of the experiment, when the meditation lessons were finished eight weeks later and four months after that. The researchers found that the meditators showed an obvious shift in activity to the left frontal lobe of their brains. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.

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Like many people who meditate, you may find that you have greater self-esteem, self-confidence and inner peace. You might find you can concentrate more easily and your ability to learn and remember improves. It’s no surprise that practicing meditation, with its effects of quieting your mind and relaxing your body, has been found to be an effective treatment for insomnia. Several studies have already shown that regular meditation results in higher blood levels of melatonin, a hormone that plays a critical role in the regulation of sleep.

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I've personally found meditation something of a godsend. I meditate twice a day for about 30 minutes at a time, and the effect on my sleeping habits and general peace of mind has been so profound. I was once considering anti-depressants for a long bout of depression I went through in my early 20s, but I feel fortunate that I went another route; it's definitely challenging but worth it.
Yes meditation help a lot to fight back stress. I meditate for 10 minutes early morning, evening and before going to sleep. It help me regain my confidence self esteem and always supply me the strength to fight against the odds of life. Meditation is a divine blessing to human race.
Meditation is beneficial and helpful in so many ways.  If it were taught to everyone at an early age, I'm sure the world would be a happier, healthier place. 
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