New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success!
Emotional expertise for happiness and success
by Emma M. Seppala, Ph.D.
Published: Psychology Today | September 11, 2013
20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today
I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized I had no control over my external environment. But the one place I did have a say over was my mind, through meditation.
When I started meditating, I did not realize it would also make me healthier, happier, and more successful. Having witnessed the benefits, I devoted my PhD research at Stanford to studying the impact of meditation. I saw people from diverse backgrounds from college students to combat veterans benefit.
In the last 10 years, hundreds of studies have been released. Here are 20 scientifically-validated reasons you might want to get on the bandwagon today:
It Boosts Your HEALTH
2 – Decreases Pain (see here)
It Boosts Your HAPPINESS
It Boosts Your SOCIAL LIFE
Think meditation is a solitary activity? It may be (unless you meditate in a group which many do!) but it actually increases your sense of connection to others:
10 – Makes you feel less lonely
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