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Psychological Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation is practice done in Buddhism in which many have always wanted to give it a try. People who practice this religion usually have their own buddhist statue around their house. There are many benefits when you do this. Here are a few of the psychological benefits of meditation.

Benefit #1: Prevents and fights insomnia

Meditation can improve your sleeping by helping you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. Research and studies have shown that no matter what time during the day you meditate, it will still benefit your sleeping habits. Reference taken from here oneminddharma.com on buddhist statues.

b>Benefit #2: Reduces Stress and anxiety

The fact that meditating can be some to reduce stress and anxiety may not be new to your ears. People meditate to see clearly and end dukkha or in other words, stress. This is a core Buddhist teaching. It was founded by Hofmann, et al. that anxiety was decreased in study participants whether or not the participants had a previously-present anxiety disorder. There numerous studies that suggest the meditation have beneficial outcomes for those struggling with stress and anxiety.

Benefit #3: Regulates Mood Disorders

Another study done by Hofmann and his team was conducted and have found that meditation can decrease depression and even lessen the symptoms of mood disturbances in study participants. This is also true for individuals with mood disorders and those without mood disorders.

Benefit #4: Reduces the Symptoms of PTSD

A study done on veterans with PTSD has found that there was a reduction of symptoms of PTSD. In this research, the veterans were split into two groups. One group underwent a normal treatment routine for PTSD while the other group did the same but with an added mindfulness meditation practices. Those underwent the mindfulness meditation practices showed less symptoms of trauma after the study compared to those who just went through the normal regular routine of treatment.