Research on Benefits of Meditation and Yoga  

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  • Meditation improves your focus, attention, and ability to work under stress - Suggested that during and after meditation training, subjects were more skilled at keeping focus, especially on repetitive and boring tasks. Another study demonstrated that even with only 20 minutes a day of practice, students were able to improve their performance on tests of cognitive skill, in some cases doing 10 times better than the group that did not meditate. They also performed better on information-processing tasks that were designed to induce deadline stress. Sources: Time MagazineNCBILink Springer

  • Meditation reduces risk of heart diseases and stroke - Noted that meditation “significantly reduced risk for mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke in coronary heart disease patients. These changes were associated with lower blood pressure and psychosocial stress factors.”   Sources: Time MagazineAmerican Heart AssociationHealthCentral

  • Meditation affects genes that control stress and immunity - Harvard Medical School demonstrated that, after practicing yoga and meditation, the individuals had improved mitochondrial energy production, consumption and resiliency. Develops a higher immunity in the system and resilience to stress.  Sources:  NCBIAmerican Psychosomatic Medicine Journal

  • Meditation reduces blood pressure - …2/3 of high blood pressure patients showing significant drops in blood pressure after 3 months of meditation, and less need for medication. Relaxation results in the formation of nitric oxide, which opens up your blood vessels. Sources: The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, NPR News

  •  Mindfulness meditation improves rapid memory recall - “Mindfulness meditation has been reported to enhance numerous mental abilities, including rapid memory recall”. Source: PsychCentral

All of the mindfulness and meditation sources were sited on - SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF MEDITATION – 76 THINGS YOU MIGHT BE MISSING OUT ON ​