Meditation is practised by using a meditation technique, which focuses on either mindfulness, a certain object like a body part, or activity to train your awareness and to achieve a clear mental and emotional state. Since there are various meditation techniques, each has its own unique benefits and suits one better than the other. We offer many different kinds of meditations but always connect it with the application of energy medicine. Therefore, our meditations are called energy meditations and grant additional healing effects to the meditation benefits.
Benefits of Meditating
A research study has shown, that a regular meditation practise reduces stress, which is the most common benefit meditators experience. (1) However, through a lower level of stress, cortisol (a stress-related hormone) is being produced less, and therefore meditation can reduce inflammation as well. (2)
Another very attractive benefit of meditation is a clear mind and less chit-chat in your monkey brain, resulting in higher concentration. A study conducted at Yale University found a correlation between meditating and a decrease in activity in the default mode network (DMN). The DMN is responsible for mind-wandering, which is said to make us less happy. (3)
Adding to the mood booster, it has been found, that the effect size of a regular meditation practise is the same as for antidepressants, as meditation decreases the size and activity of the amygdala, making it a great alternative to reduce anxiety and depression. (4, 5)
Further, as a meditator, you are less reactive to situations, making you more emotionally resilient, decreasing the frequency and size of emotional up and downs. The left MRI was taken from study participants before learning to meditate and shows a more active amygdala, indicating a greater emotional triggering, than on the right, which is after learning the meditation training. (6)
It has been discovered that people in the age of 40-50 with prolonged meditation practice have the same thickness of their cerebral cortex as that of a 20-year-old. Since during meditation exactly those areas are used which are responsible for sensory perception, emotional evaluation, and memory performance, the prefrontal cortex is strengthened at the same time. (7) Thus, it is possible to prevent the breakdown of grey matter, slow down the ageing of the brain and delay age-related illnesses like Alzheimer and Parkinson by meditating regularly.
Up to 20% of adults suffer from falling or staying asleep, whereas meditation has shown to have great benefits in increasing sleep quality. Since most meditation techniques induce feelings of relaxation, calmness and clarity, resulting in an overall increase in life quality. (8)