Health benefits of meditation
Thought about adding meditation to your daily routine? Wellness counsellor Deepak Kashyap reveals eight health benefits you might experience from practising mindfulness meditation on a regular basis.
Daily meditation could improve your focus
In a world that bombards us with information, it’s hard to tell what deserves our attention – and even harder to give our undivided attention when it’s required. Meditation can be an effective tool in eliminating distractions, allowing us to stay focused on what matters – whether that’s reading the next page of a novel, or completing a presentation for work. A specific branch of mindfulness meditation called Focused Attention Meditation (FAM) can be particularly helpful in developing your powers of concentration.
You might stress less
A lot of people turn to daily meditation simply because they want to breathe a bit easier – and there’s plenty of scientific evidence to back them up. Spending as little as 10 minutes a day meditating – sitting comfortably, concentrating on your breathing and focusing on being “present” – has the potential to significantly reduce stress.