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What are the top health benefits of meditation?
Meditation is a time-tested mental exercise for better health, relaxation, and well-being. Before the advent of modern medicine and science, practitioners relied on the benefits of this practice to improve physical and mental health. So, how exactly does meditation help your condition? Find out below: • Reduced Blood Pressure: Mindfulness meditation is instrumental in controlling blood pressure. Meditation decreases the body’s responsiveness to cortisol and other stress hormones. • Improved Stress, Depression, and Anxiety Management: Mindfulness meditation helps those who struggle with depression, stress, and anxiety problems by reducing the level of cortisol – the stress hormone – considerably. • Better Sleep: Meditation relaxes the body and trains the brain to focus on an object. Guided meditation also promotes sleep. Regulating your breathing before sleeping also works wonders. • Stronger Immune System: Traditional mindfulness-based muscle relaxation exercises reduce the risk of recurring breast cancer. Relaxation and mindfulness exercises improve the lymphocyte count in the patient’s body. As a result, practitioners demonstrate improved resistance to tumors and viruses. • Relief from IBS Symptoms: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome affects 15 percent of the global population. Practicing relaxing meditation techniques daily relieves the symptoms. There is no correct method for meditation. You simply need to push yourself to begin and then experience the health benefits.
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