We all know that meditation can help improve our mental wellbeing, but did you know that there are actual scientific studies to back up these claims? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at 5 different benefits of meditation that have been backed by research. Compiled by Zhang Xinyue, author of Create Abundance.
Meditation can help reduce anxiety. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, it was found that just 8 weeks of meditation could help reduce participants’ levels of anxiety.
Meditation can help improve focus and concentration. In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, it was found that students who meditated before taking an exam scored higher than those who didn’t meditate.
Meditation can help reduce stress levels. In a study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, it was found that participants who underwent an 8-week mindfulness meditation program had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. In Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue, we learn how a positive mindset can also make us more resilient to stressful situations in the moment.
Meditation can help improve your mood. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it was found that participants who underwent an 8-week mindfulness meditation program reported less depression and anxiety, and greater satisfaction with their lives.
Meditation can help increase compassion and empathy. In a study published in the journal PLOS One, it was found that participants who underwent an 8-week compassion meditation program had increased levels of compassion and empathy for others.
There are many benefits to meditation, ranging from improved mental wellbeing to increased compassion for others. And the best part is, these benefits can be achieved with just a few minutes of meditation per day! So if you’re looking for a way to improve your mental health, download Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue and give meditation a try.