Here is a wonderful summary of 20 scientifically researched benefits of meditation written by Emma Seppala, PhD.
What I love about this article is that she has included direct links to the research itself, so you can look at the studies and marvel at the science behind the practice.
She also addresses some of the most common myths about meditation and the most common “I can’t because…” excuses.
“…if you have time to read an article about meditation all the way through, you have time to meditate. Think of all those minutes you waste every day on the internet or otherwise, you can definitely fit in 20 minutes here or there to give your life a boost!”
Here is what Seppala found about the benefits of meditation.
- It boosts your HEALTH.
- It boosts your HAPPINESS.
- It Boosts Your SOCIAL LIFE
- It Boosts Your SELF-CONTROL
- It Changes Your BRAIN (for the better)
- It Improves Your PRODUCTIVITY
- It Makes You WISE(R)
- It Keeps You REAL
Seppala is Associate Director at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. They’re doing some ground-breaking research on the effects of compassion practices, including “Metta” the much loved loving-kindness meditation.
Check our schedule of classes to to join our upcoming mindfulness meditation classes in New Jersey. Enjoy the benefits of meditation in your life. You can do it. You will experience the benefits. Treat yourself to peace, happiness, and better health!