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Benefits of Meditation

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Meditation can lead to a plethora of life changing benefits. Here are just a few:

Decrease stress and anxiety

Generate kindness

Reduce negative emotions

Increase patience and tolerance

Reduce emotional eating

Increase imagination and creativity

Decrease feelings of loneliness

Improve sleep

Help fight addictions

Lengthen attention span

Help control pain (better than morphine)

Reduce age related memory loss

Reduce risk of heart disease and stroke

Affect genes that control stress and immunity

Decrease cellular level inflammations and inflammatory disorders like asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, or rheumatoid arthritis

Improve rapid memory recall

Decrease blood pressure


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“Meditation: In Depth.” National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2 Jan. 2019,

"A Beginner's Guide to Meditation.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 17 Oct. 2017,



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