By now you may have heard that meditation is good for you â€” that it can even change your life.
High-performing professionals of all sorts have talked about how meditation helps them deal with stress and succeed in demanding environments.
Prominent advocates include Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, and media pros like Dan Harris and George Stephanopoulos. Plenty of Wall Street executives and Google employees are into meditation as well, and of course, the late Steve Jobs was a big fan.
But even with an impressive list of supporters, you may still wonder: Why?
Why is meditation theoretically so good, so helpful, so transformative?
The good folks at AsapSCIENCE took the time to dig into the actual research into meditation for one of their latest videos â€” you can check out the full video below, but here are seven things that scientific research tells us about what meditation does for the body and brain.
1. Meditation can help you deal with stress and negative emotions.
Multiple studies have shown that meditation can help reduce levels of depression and anxiety, along with helping people tolerate pain better. The researchers conclude that mindfulness meditation in particular might help people deal with psychological stress, though they say that more research is needed into how meditation might help lead to positive mental health (beyond reducing effects of negative stresses).
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-meditation-changes-your-brain-2015-1#ixzz3QhjIpBy6
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