Benefits of Mindfulness

The Many Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps you connect with a direct experience in the here and now. Research shows that benefits of mindfulness involve healing stress, addiction, pain, anxiety and several other afflictions. It opens people towards being receptive to self compassion, joy, love, positivity and can nurture the brain to be stronger and healthier.

Practicing mindfulness even for a few weeks has been shown to be advantageous on a physical, psychological and social level. Some of the benefits of mindfulness are:

  • Greatly Reduces Stress: Mindfulness helps your brain to connect with the areas in your system that are stressed thereby helping it heal those areas
  • Your immunity improves: Mindfulness meditation can improve the immune system thereby boosting the ability to fight illness. It also is known to lower blood pressure
  • You feel more positive: Mindfulness increases positive emotions, improves decision making abilities, and helps to manage depression and anxiety
  • Your brain functioning improves: The brain itself benefits from mindfulness with studies showing that density of grey matter increases. This in turn helps stimulate areas connected to learning, empathy, regulation of emotions and memory
  • You become more compassionate: Mindfulness helps to cultivate a non-judgmental attitude towards self and others. This over a period of time makes you more compassionate
  • Improves your relationships: Relationships are enhanced by mindfulness as each person is able to stay more relaxed and accepting
  • Improves parenting skills: Mindfulness brings down anxiety and stress in parents and allows for a more fear-free, compassionate and joyful relationship with children
  • Children benefit too: Children who are taught to be mindful at school tend to have fewer behavioural problems, show better memory and academic performance, and are happier
  • Eating mindfully keeps you fit: Obesity can be controlled by mindfulness when the person starts eating in a mindful manner by paying attention to all the senses while eating

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