Mindfulness & Meditation
Although meditation and mindfulness have been practiced for thousands of years, we only now have scientific evidence of the benefits of these practices.
Mediation and mindfulness are very beneficial when it comes to improving concentration and memory. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK and US suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. A research study showed that 75% of people who suffer from insomnia, who took up a regular meditation practice, were able to fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to sleep. There are also the more subjective benefits reported from people who have adopted a regular mediation practice, including myself, of experiencing equanimity, greater clarity and peace of mind, higher levels of energy and wellbeing.
Meditation has been proved to have a positive effect on blood pressure, diabetes, assiting in responding positively to treatment. There is also conclusive edvidence on the positive effect of mediation on the cardiovascular system. meditation also helps in the management of chronic pain. These are all physiological benefits.