Meditation helps in so many ways! It has proved to:
Meditation is very effective at reducing stress and anxiety. One study found that mindfulness and zen type meditations significantly reduce stress when practiced over a period of three months.
Meditation improves cognition and increases your ability to perform tasks requiring focus.
Increase your sense of connectedness and empathy
Meditation increases your sense of social connectedness and can enhance brain areas associated with mental processing and empathy.
Meditation has been shown to better your ability to relate to others by improving your ability to empathize, which in turn enhances your ability to pick up cues indicating how others are feeling. It also increases your emotional stability.
Research has shown that it improves your ability to memorize things and to store and consolidate new information.
Improve your decision making abilities
Studies have found that both mindfulness meditation and transcendental meditation help you make better decisions by improving the functioning of your brain’s decision-making centers.
Enhance your immune system
Meditation strengthen the human immune system and make you more resistant to viruses and infections.
Reduce physical and emotional pain
Meditation has scientifically shown the capability to reduce mental and physical pain better than morphine.