Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
September 25, 2019
In this busy and hectic world, organizing your day to day agenda, whilst also on the computer, and simultaneously planning your weekend activities can make feel life a bit overwhelming. It’s easy to lose sight of being in the present and disconnect from what you’re currently feeling in the moment. Luckily, there is an easy way to reconnect with yourself return to that grounded and centered state of mind through practicing mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation focuses your attention on the present moment, with scientifically proven health benefits, as you’ll learn below.
It’s hard not to be stressed in the fast-paced environment we live in. Stress can have a significant effect on our health. It is, therefore, crucial to learn how to control and minimize its effect on your body. It’s proven that mindfulness meditation programs create small improvements in stress/distress, and can boost the health-related quality of life.
A poor night’s sleep can affect us on both a mental and physical level. Over time, inadequate sleep can have detrimental effects on our overall health. Developing a mindful meditation mindfulness practice can help you get to sleep more quickly and rest more fully. Research carried out on older adults with sleep problems, found that the meditation resulted in short-term improvement in sleep quality.
Reduce negative feelings
Working and sitting all day in front of your computer may harm your health and well-being. Proven research recommends getting up and moving around during working hours. A study on college students and their waking movement-based behaviors showed they suffered less momentary negative effects from movement incorporated with mindfulness, which suggests a positive impact on overall health.
If you tend to feel anxious, practicing mindfulness meditation is proven to reduce anxiety. Following studies on participants with the normal blood pressure but a high level of anxiety, indicated that the participant’s anxiety had made a measurable improvement, with a further reduction if practiced regularly. This is because mindfulness meditation requires one to focus on the present through a series of breathing exercises, therefore negating the constant negative thoughts that are associated with anxiety. At Uptown Yoga Dallas, we have professional yoga instructors and teacher training programs to support you on your yogic path.