Meditation is the practice of maintaining a sense of mindfulness, which means being aware of the present moment. It is fostered by having an object to pay attention to while contemplating. The process of meditating has positive implications on the individuals who carry out the practice. Here are some of the provren benefits of meditation;
Improved Emotional Health
Meditation encourages emotional well-being for the individuals who meditate. It helps
increase their self-esteem by reducing their worry and by deterring emotional smoking and emotionally driven consumption of food. Regulated emotions are a result of the increase in gray matter concentration in the brain.
Assists In The Treatment Of Mood Disorders
Meditation that achieves mindfulness of the individual has been successful in the treatment of some mood disorders. For instance, anxiety disorder. They carry out the same work that antidepressants used in drug therapy do. This is because of the relaxation effects it exhibits.
Facilitation Of Decision Making
The practice of meditation fosters the ability of the individual to process information and therefore make better decisions. The folding of the cortex which is known as gyrification makes it easier for the brain to carry out the processing of information faster. The brain is enabled to form memories and to elevate attention.
Maintenance Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A form of cognitive therapy that incorporates the practice of mindfulness lowers an individual’s impulsivity and hyperactivity. Therefore, they can be attentive and productive in general.
Fostering Of Creativity
Meditation enhances thinking in a divergent way. Therefore, allowing the individual meditating to come up with new ideas through non-reactively keeping tabs of the content obtained from experiencing various things by being mindful of the present moment.
Management Of High Blood Pressure
Because meditation helps to lower the levels of stress, it ultimately promotes the controlling of high blood pressure levels. The relaxation that comes from meditating leads to the production of nitric oxide which works to open up an individual’s blood vessels. This reduces the need for those who were previously unable to manage their blood pressure to take the medication prescribed to help them manage the pressure.
Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease that is triggered by stressing constantly can be prevented through practicing meditation that helps the individual relax and not regard situations with a seriousness they less often deserve. Heart attacks that can also occur from high-stress levels can be deterred.…
Depression is a clinical term used to refer to a severe mood disorder that can be treated. The disorder interferes with the individual’s normal functioning because they deter them from enjoying their daily tasks and also carrying out the activities that are required of them, for instance at work or home parenting. Factors that contribute to the onset of depression include genetic predisposition, the biology of the brain and traumatic experiences from loss of loved ones or diagnosis of a chronic disease. Ways that have been devised to assist in treating an individual of depression include:
Medication in the form of antidepressants works to bring balance to the neurotransmitters whichare produced by the brain that depression offsets. The medicine works to ease the symptoms of depression, therefore, working as a temporary solution for the problem.
Engaging of the individual in physical activity works to do the same work that antidepressants do in medical therapy. Exercising promotes the production of endorphins which are feel good hormones and serotonin which works to also elevate mood levels. New brain cells are produced, and therefore, the individual can cure their depression.
Counseling is a form of psychotherapy that has been successfully used in the treatment of depression. The individual is assisted to gain skills to help battle the depression and prevent its re-occurrence. The types of therapy used include the cognitive behavioral theory, the psychodynamic theory, and interpersonal therapy. Most of the time these three theories are used together to ensure the individual is cured of the depression.
Meditation is the practice of placing the attention of the person on a particular object or point of reference, so as to gain mindfulness. Being mindful is the ability of an individual to be present at the moment as it is happening. It fosters relaxation through the practice of staying still. When the individual is not obsessing over anxiety that comes with thinking about the future or constantly replaying activities that took place in the past, they can be attentive to what is happening in the now which is of greater importance to their mental wellbeing.
The depressed individual should look for support from others through interaction because isolating themselves makes them susceptible to the mood disorder. Being in the company of others assists one to be present at the moment, and they are not able to focus on the negative emotions they may be battling but on the activities that are going on around them.…