Dr Craig Hassed, senior lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Melbourne's Monash University, says: "Meditation is a great adjunct for a lot of things, from chronic pain to improving sleep, helping reduce blood pressure and coping with stress, anxiety and depression."
Benefits of meditation
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are really quite amazing. Anything that helps to create a space and sense of calm, stillness and peace is extremely valuable in modern life.
What is particularly incredible however is the sheer scope and wide-ranging extent of the underlying benefits. Most people will be aware of the clear benefits in terms of stress and anxiety (factors underlying and contributing to very many health conditions and challenges) however, many are unaware of the vast range of benefits in terms of health and wellbeing (physical, mental and emotional). Meditation is beneficial for almost every health challenge. Not only that, meditation is beneficial in helping you to stay healthy (as well as improve your health) â and can even help you to live longer and live younger!
Meditation also helps improve cognitive function, including memory, intelligence, learning ability and concentration etc. These really are just a few of the very many personal benefits. There are other benefits that directly and indirectly help to improve community and society as well. We invite you to look further.