In this week’s Everyday LIfe Coach podcast, I discuss meditation.
Let me first tell you about some of the benefits that meditation can provide you:
- Reduced pain
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Cultivated willpower
- Builds focus and concentration
- Increases compassion
- Improves empathy
- Improves depression
- Reduces loneliness
- Cuts emotional reactivity
- Eases stress and anxiety
- Helps sleep
WOW! With all of those benefits, why aren’t we all meditating? I have apps to share with you that can cultivate a meditation practice.
H*nest Meditation App
Stop, Breathe and Think
How much meditation should you do?
There are studies showing 30 minutes per day for eight weeks can increase the density of gray matter in brain regions associated with memory, stress, and empathy. There are studies showing that only 20 minutes per day for four days improves cognitive skills and that only 20 minutes per day for three days results in a significant decrease in pain sensitivity.
The really good news is that this study found we just need to find just 10 minutes a day over 16 weeks for significant improvements in neural functioning associated with enhanced focused attention.
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