Scientific Benefits of Meditation

Trusha Khambhaita Meditation

Meditation has become trendy but in essence, it is a thousand-year-old practice of calming the mind and halting day to day stressors. In doing so, it can benefit every area of your life.

Hundreds of studies have and are being conducted on meditation and more and more benefits are being identified. So, the benefits are no longer hear say but truly backed by science.

In addition, as meditation doesn’t necessarily need to conform to a religious practice it is becoming more and more accepted.  Places such as schools and even prison are adopting meditation with amazing results. 

Here is a list of 20 key scientific reasons to start meditating:

  1. It can boost your immune system (which helps to fight disease)
  2. It can help with pain control
  3. It decreases depression
  4. It increases feelings of happiness and positive emotions
  5. It improves memory
  6. Decreases anxiety
  7. Decreases stress
  8. Makes you fitter and helps to get more out of your workout
  9. It can help you lose weight
  10. It is anti-aging (stress is a major aging factor)
  11. It helps you be a better person (kinder and more social)
  12. Increases emotional intelligence and social connection
  13. Makes you more compassionate
  14. Makes you feel less lonely
  15. Helps you sleep better
  16. Makes you more focused
  17. Can relief headaches
  18. Gives you a healthier heart
  19. Makes you more creative
  20. Makes you wiser!

This infographic is a great resource to easily identifying all the numerous benefits.

Scientific benefits of meditation

Credit : Live and Dare 

For further reading, I would recommend’s well researched article on The Benefits of Meditation.

In summary, with our stressful 24-hour society, having ways to restore calm and balance are becoming vital. Meditation can play a part. With so many good reasons and benefits, if you haven’t already started to meditate then today is a great day to start.

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