Mindfulness is a superpower which can be achieved by everyone through meditation. Peace doesn’t mean to be in a place without turmoil and distress. Its true meaning is to be midst of it and still find the calmness in your heart. Peace is being mindful and living in the present moment with all your senses exquisitely attuned to the now. Peace is staying in the moment and experiencing the blissful moment joyfully.
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On an average human Brain experiences more than 60000 thoughts in a day. So if you keep getting frustrated about mind wandering around then stay calm it is just a natural thing of Being Human.
Meditation leads to relaxation. This spurs the production of nitric oxide in the brain and reduces blood pressure. At least, that was the finding of a study done by Massachusetts General Hospital. Specifically, 64% of patients who participated in the study and spent three months meditating regularly saw enough of a drop in their blood pressure levels to enable them to decrease their prescribed medication.
The brain isn’t the only part of the body that improves with consistent meditation. A study published in the November 2012 edition of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that meditation can play a large part in improving heart health. To kick off the study, 201 people with coronary heart disease were given the option of taking a class on either transcendental meditation or health through improved diet and exercise. After five years, it was found that those who had chosen to pursue meditation had reduced their overall risk of stroke, heart attack, and death by an amazing 48%.
Stress (along with depression, anxiety, and insomnia) occurs when the brain releases increased levels of Cortisol, the stress hormone. This release spurs the production of inflammation-promoting chemicals known as cytokines. In multiple recent studies, researchers have found that mindfulness reduced the production of cytokines. The test subjects experienced stress reduction in as few as eight weeks.
Various research studies, some of which are currently underway, have found that meditation increases telomerase activity. Telomeres, — the protective “caps” located at the ends of chromosomes — have been targeted by researchers as the key to anti-aging science. The longer the telomeres, the longer the person is likely to live. A study done at University of California at Davis found that meditation spurs on the production of telomerase, the enzyme that helps build telomeres.
Myriad studies have been conducted over recent years. The results have been published in such notable publications as Addiction Research, Journal of Addiction Medicine, and Mindfulness and Acceptance. The studies have found that meditation has played an important role in encouraging people to quit their addictions. One study looked at 19 adult alcohol-dependent graduates of an outpatient program. Fifteen of them underwent an eight-week meditation course. By the end of the study, 47% of the participants reported total abstinence. An additional 47% reported only one “heavy drinking” day. By the end of the program, 87% of the participants referred to meditation as “very important” for those struggling with addiction. Eighty five percent called it a “useful relapse prevention tool” and 90% said they were “very likely” to continue meditation.
Those who have trouble making decisions may find consistent meditation to be helpful. According to a study done by UCLA in 2012, who routinely meditate for an extended amount of time have larger amounts of gyrification, that is folding of the brain’s cortex, than the average brain. Increased gyrification means additional surface area of the brain, which the study found enhances neural processing, or decision making. However, the UCLA research found this to imply that meditation can lead to improvements in the way the brain performs a series of tasks, including making decisions.
Meditation as a painkiller works by calming the somatosensory cortex in the brain, while inciting activity in other parts of the brains. Research done by Wake Forest Baptist University found that meditation has the power to decrease the intensity of pain by 40% and the general unpleasantness of pain by a whopping 57%. Comparatively, morphine and similar painkillers reduce pain only about 25%. The research done by Wake Forest is confirmed by another study conducted by University of Montreal. This study found that those who practiced mindful meditation reported a higher pain tolerance than those who did not meditate.