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There’s a growing amount of medical research that suggests meditation helps to cope with illnesses.

The practice of meditation has been in existence for thousands of years. Earlier, the practice of meditation was linked to religious practices of certain religions. However, Meditation is now commonly used for the reduction of stress and anxiety. Meditation has become popular as myriad people are discovering its health benefits. If you’re worried, anxious, and feeling stressed due to something, then consider trying meditation techniques. Just a few moments of meditation daily can help to ease your anxiety.

Gives you a sense of calm:

Meditation reduces stress levels in the body to a large extent. Meditation does give you a deep sense of peace and calm. It helps in progressively relaxing the muscles. And this can be very beneficial for your overall physical and emotional health and well-being. Meditation can also help divert your attention from something troubling you for a long period. Meditation helps to maintain your inner peace.

Meditation helps one cultivate an important human element: compassion.

Helps cope with illness:

There’s a growing amount of medical research that suggests meditation helps to cope with illnesses. In this regard, meditation helps people manage diseases such as asthma, cancer, depression, heart ailments, and chronic pain. Many people across the globe suffering from illnesses find solace in meditation. Usually, people with chronic illnesses suffer from anxiety about their future and what is going to happen. Meditation helps them stay and cherish the present moment, and this is very valuable. Therefore, meditation might not treat their medical symptoms, but it helps in giving them a sense of joy and satisfaction.   

Helps cultivate a feeling of compassion:

Meditation helps one cultivate an important human element: compassion. This quality of compassion helps one to bypass fear and accept life situations as they are. Meditation helps strengthen feelings of love and concern for the problems and sufferings of others in our society. It increases positive feelings and forgiveness. Ultimately, the end goal of meditation is to learn the inner- workings of the mind and focus on our thoughts more constructively. And these insights lead to one feeling compassionate towards others. 

Boosts self-awareness:

Meditation helps one develop a stronger understanding of oneself and thereby helps to recognize beliefs and thoughts that are self-harming. Apart from boosting self-image, meditation can lead one to have a more positive outlook on life. Most importantly, meditation also helps in the cultivation of problem-solving skills that are essential for daily life. 

Meditation helps one develop a stronger understanding of oneself and thereby helps to recognize beliefs and thoughts that are self-harming

Improves Sleep:

Large swathes of the world’s population currently suffer from insomnia or lack of sleep. Research has linked meditational techniques with improved insomnia severity. Meditation helps to control the thoughts that lead to insomnia. Besides, meditation helps to relax your mind and body, releasing stress and thereby assisting you to fall asleep more quickly.   

Find out what meditation techniques are best for you and experiment with them. In doing so, remember that there are no correct or wrong methods of meditating. What really matters is that meditation does help in the overall reduction of stress and makes you feel a sense of satisfaction.   

Composed by: “Anish Esteves is a Senior Content Editor at Pepper Content, a start-up based in Mumbai. He has written for a number of reputable publications such as Asia Times, The Goan, The Citizen.”

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