Meditation and its health benefits to health
Meditation has been effective for overall wellness,
stress reduction, as well as treating a wide variety of conditions.
Meditation is practiced on its own or as a component of yoga, tai chi, qi qong and other practices.
Benefits of meditation on healthy people are multiple such as:
it alleviates trait anxiety and ruminative thinking and
increases self-compassion, makes the person to appreciate
the present moment and focuses the mind, it enhances
self-awareness and increases insight, peacefulness, quality of life.
Meditation has been healing in chronic health conditions such
as cardiovascular, (by producing meaningful reductions in blood
pressure and heart rate , and decreasing the risk for stroke and myocardial infarct) , in stress management, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain disorders, in substance abuse, in addictive behaviors (obsessive compulsive disorder, gambling, etc )
in youth population conditions : attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities,
reduces anger ,hostility, in post-traumatic stress disorder, memory loss.