The Benefits of Meditation

There are so many ways that mediation can benefit our lives. Click the links below to jump to a particular topic, or just scroll and browse. 

Focus

More and more studies are showing how mindfulness meditation improves our ability to focus. Here are just a handful of recent reports: 

Psychology
Today

Brain Scans Show How Meditation Improves Mental Focus - A study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that people who regularly practice meditation may improve their mental focus by altering brain function. 

WebMD

What to Know About Meditation for Focus - Meditation is a helpful tool for people trying to improve their focus and memory. It can help you zero in on your goals and make you more productive.

Forbes

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain - The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. 

Big Think

Three Ways Meditation Boosts Your Focus -  When we multitask, our concentration levels deplete. Taking 10 minutes to meditate could help keep you focused.

Creativity

Meditation can change your brain and make you more creative. 

Science News

Meditation makes you more creative, study suggests - Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. The study is a clear indication that you don't need to be an experienced meditator to profit more from meditation. 

Inc.

7 Ways Meditation Increases Creativity - Meditation triggers high-frequency brain waves associated with attention and perception: it feeds the wellspring of human creativity.

HBR

Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative? It’s hard to keep having great ideas day after day. What do you do when you run out of good ideas? How do you “get your mojo back”?

Mental Health

The mental health benefits of mindfulness meditation are well established.

Healthline

12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation - The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits. You can do it anywhere, without special equipment or memberships.

Psychology
Today

Meditation and Mental Health - According to studies, meditation can help individuals sleep better, cope with depression and anxiety, reduce the psychological difficulties associated with chronic pain, and even improve some cognitive and behavioral functions.

CMHA

Meditate for your mental health - Studies suggest that mindful meditation can help reduce anxiety, depression and psychological pain. Plus, mindful meditation has also been known to be beneficial for general mood, sleep, cognition and more.  

Self

Here’s Why Meditation Is So Amazing For Your Mental Health - Mindfulness meditation helps ease mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

Physical Health

Meditation is good for our bodies, too. 

UC Berkeley

Five Ways Mindfulness Meditation Is Good for Your Health - Studies suggest that mindfulness may impact our hearts, brains, immune systems, and more.

AARP

Meditation Is Good for Your Physical Health, Too - Breathing exercises and other calming practices can reduce hypertension, pain and more

WebMD

Meditation Balances the Body's Systems - Any condition that's caused or worsened by stress can be alleviated through meditation, says cardiologist Herbert Benson, MD.

AHA

Meditation to Boost Health and Well-Being - Practicing meditation may help you manage high blood pressure, sleep better, and even lower your risk of heart disease.