What is Meditation and What Can it Do For You?

 
Meditation is defined as a “Practice to Train the Mind”. Just as regular aerobic exercise will improve your cardiovascular system and weight training will improve your muscles, regular meditation will improve your mind and brain functions. I enjoy meditation because it helps me sleep better at night and remain calm in stressful situations.  Check the class schedule for the free Introduction to Meditation class:https://victoriajuster.com
Below are links to studies, showing some of the benefits of meditation.

Less age related decline of gray matter:  

UCLA    http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01551/full

 

Improves psychological well-being:   

 

Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression:  
Improves concentration and memory capacity:
Help with addiction:
University’s of Texas and Oregon   http://www.pnas.org/content/110/34/13971.short
University’s of Washington and New Mexico   http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1839290

4 Comments:

  1. You have made me now commit to doing yoga tomorrow with my daughter. Thank you for your words.

  2. I need to learn meditation. My mind tends to be scattered and slow to calm down. I need to find that place of relaxation that, thus far, has eluded me.

  3. When I was doing some classes at my community college, I needed to take some PE courses. I took Kundalini Yoga. The best thing I did for myself.
    In the class, there was about 20 minutes of meditation. At first if was hard, but it became easier over time.
    I need to get back to it as I was in a great mental state at that time.
    Thank you for the links as well.
    Much appreciated.

  4. I have a meditation practice that I need to be more consistent with

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