Despite its stereotype in the past, meditation as of today is viewed as hip and healthy. The American Heart Association even approved Transcendental meditation. It will help lessen your stress, help you become more focused and help you become more attuned to your body and mind. If you’re still skeptic about it, over 350 studies have already been conducted regarding transcendental meditation and the results are truly promising. All you need to do is sit quietly while repeating a mantra, do that for 20 minutes, twice a day and you’re all set. See, it’s as easy as pie. Now, if you’re still not convinced, here are six reasons why you should start meditating today:
1. It can amp up your work
According to NeuroReport, TM doesn’t just help increase your energy level, improve your focus and help you sleep sounder at night but it also increases your tolerance to pain. Researchers in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport even found similarities in the brain functioning of elite athletes and TM meditators.
2. It can slash your risk for heart disease and stroke
Practicing TM lowers blood pressure and strengthens the communication of different parts of the brain hence, lowering the risk of you having a heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
3. It can help you thrive at work
TM increases productivity and creativity. Now, you won’t have to stress yourself and force creativity that will do you no good.
4. It can help you lose weight
As mentioned earlier, TM decrease stress which lessens the tendency to stress-eat. It was also mentioned that it helps you become more attuned to your body and mind, this will help you know the difference between “I’m hungry” and “I’m anxious”. Now, who wouldn’t want to lose weight by just sitting for 20 minutes?
5. It can improve your relationships
According to Rachel Katz of David Lynch Foundation, TM strengthens synaptic connections in the brain which helps us gain more patience, become a better listener, and see more value in others and our relationships. In this, you’re not just building a better relationship with others but you’re also building a steady understanding of yourself.
6. It can make you grow younger
TM might not make you 17 again, but it sure will help your body function on a level that is several years younger than your actual age. According to International Journal of Neuroscience, 50-year old subjects that were practicing TM for about 5 years are biologically 12 years younger than their chronological age.
It’s not that bad to try something new, especially if it will do you good. Now, log on to Tm.org, pay the fee and learn the Transcendental meditation with the help of a certified teacher, the same way it was taught thousands of years ago.