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If you have been followed the articles that I have written for weightlifting for a beautiful world, you know I have touched base with mindfulness many times in the past. Well today, I will do it again and the reason is, it burns me up with emotional tension, because I see so many beautiful people not living a life of joy and happiness. Not being fulfilled emotionally or physically, being left to endure stress and anxiety and the pain of sadness. And one of the major reasons is, the lack of mindfulness.
And here are some reasons that we all should use mindfulness. Usually by doing nothing is extremely poor advice to follow, if you want to feel better. However, a strong body of literature, is now showing that mindfulness and meditation which is the attentive arts of being still, allowing our thoughts to pass without indulging them, are founts of good health. There is new science that is turning up a lot of support for the ancient techniques, proving that they have the power to influence many aspects of our mood and our body.
Boys and girls, you don’t have to be a katmando monk to reap the benefits. Our latest research has shown that on a yoga mat, in the classroom or even in your living room, you can use mindfulness to feel better with just a little bit of practice.
(1) YOU WILL RECEIVE BETTER SLEEP
Mindfulness meditation even works once you hit that wonderful pillow, partly, because it increases the relaxation response and eases all that worried. A 2015 randomized clinical trial assigned a small number of adults with hard to treat sleep disturbances, to either sleep-hygiene education or mindfulness meditation. After six short weeks, individuals in the mindful group showed sufficient sleep improvement compared with the other group, and they were also less tired and depressed during the day. Another study showed that when people with Insomnia practice slow even breathing for 20 minutes before going to sleep, they all woke up fewer times during the night. Impressively, yet another study showed that mindfulness meditation works better than a sleep aid for insomnia.
(2) IT CAN RELIEVE PAIN
A series of new studies are looking at how the brains of mindful meditators respond to pain, and what they are finding is absolutely surprising. This technique that has been around for literally thousands of years is reducing pain through novel mechanisms. In one study, that was led by Fasel Zeidan who is the director of the Brain Mechanical of Pain and Health Lab at the University of California, San Diego.
At Wake Forest University, Zeidan and his team recruiter 75 healthy individuals, and scanned their brains using an MRI, while they had a hotprobe placed on the back of a leg. Then our researchers sorted them into groups and gave all of them different types of training. However, all of them thought they were getting the real intervention, but only one group actually did: the people who received mindfulness meditation training.
All of the groups experienced a reduction in pain (chalk that up to the placebo effect). However, the mindfulness meditation group totally outperformed them all, with a 27% reduction in pain intensity. Emotional pain that was measured by self-reports of extremely unpleasantness, was totally cut by 44%. How meditation is able to do this is not yet actually known. But Zeidan’s lab has shown that meditation activates higher order brain regents that are associated with emotion regulation, focus and cognitive control, while tamping down the activity in the thalamus, which transmits painful information from the body. That helps to stop pain from being spread throughout the brain.
(3) IT CAN LOWER STRESS
According to a review of 47 studies, which look at data from 3,500 adults and was published in JAMA Internal Medicine-people that were in mindfulness programs showed moderate reduction of psychological stress. In a similar study from December 2015, some researchers compared exercise with mindfulness meditation and found that after only 6 weeks both reduced stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. While improving the quality of sleep and well-being.
(4) YOU WILL BE SICK LESS OFTEN
Before the sniffles force you to take that medication, go ahead and try meditation. In a randomized controlled trial that was published in Annals of Family Medicine, the researchers found that people who practicing mindfulness meditation, was about 33% less likely to develop a respiratory infection, than the people who did-not meditate. Also, their symptoms were less severe and didn’t last as long, compared with the ones of the control group. Meditation reduces stress, which may be actually partly responsible for these health protective benefits.
(5) IT WILL HELP WITH SOME MEDICAL ISSUES
YES indeed, a natural and potent source of stress relief is on the table in front of you. There is new science that is showing that slowing down and deepening your breathing can definitely have a profound effect on well-being. There are a lot of researchers that can’t imagine how something so simple could actually have effects on physiology, Andrew Weil says. Who is a physician and the founder of the Arizona center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Breathing exercise, a staple of mindfulness and meditation practices, has been shown to help improve heart rate, help control blood pressure, and make arteries more flexible, and activate the parasympathetic nerve system, which tamps down our body’s fight or flight response to stress. Weil and some others, who are experts, now believe deep breathing has a place in a clinical setting. In one recent study, slow breathing sections for 30 minutes a day reduce blood pressure, and people with hypertension, and the effect persisted. Also in a 2015 randomized controlled trial, a few healthy woman’s who did eight weeks of twice-weekly yoga with breathing exercises, significantly reduce their anxiety however, those in the control group did not.
By each day, those who are in the medical field and science, are learning that mindful meditation can help both our mind and body’s in ways that we did not imagine. What I have laid out for you here today, it’s just a taste of what mindful meditation can help you with if you will embrace it. This ancient technique, is alive and well, and can help all of us have a better quality life. My friends, you owe it to your self, and to those who you love, to give mindful meditation a sincere try. You have everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose.
May good health and prosperity be always with you.
Humbly yours Paul Earl.
20 thoughts on “Mindfulness Meditation”
You’ve got a super amazing and helpful article there. Infact, it is educative and I love the kind of assistance your website tend to offer to people. Since you guys have made it a goal to help people achieve good health conditions, live longer and stay happy, then I think your articles and guides are a must read for anyone who values his health.
Good evening Caro, and thank you for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world, and we thank you dearly for your wonderful kind words. Yes you are very correct, it is our goal to help as many as people that we possibly can on this planet to live a long healthy quality life, and we take this mission extremely serious. Once again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for hanging out with us. And if it’s ever anything that we can do for you by all means reach out. Humbly yours, Paul Earl.
This is quite new to me. I have much knowledge about meditation. But I have never heard of mindfulness meditation. Well, I feel excited getting to know and read about it. From this article, I got to know what mindfulness meditation is and some of it’s health and mental benefits. I am guessing mindfulness meditation is part of yoga, I’m I right?
Good evening Nelson, and thank you for taking the time to visit us here at weightlifting for a beautiful world. I am overjoyed that you have learned what mindfulness meditation is, and to answer your question it is indeed a part of yoga in a particular way. What I mean is the meditation part of it, being thousands of years old is definitely the way, and is what this technique is wrapped around. However, it goes one step father, and that is being extremely mindful each and every second, you can actually use mindfulness throughout everything that you do within your life. I hope I have answered your question, and once again I sincerely thank you for visiting us. If it’s ever anything, anything at all that we can do for you please reach out, humbly yours Paul Earl.
Thank you for your post. It is kind of you sharing this useful information. In the era of corona, many people, like me, feel stress, anxiety, and sometimes depression. Indeed, it is hard to enjoy life.
You may be right that the major reason is the lack of mindfulness. Mos of us are Not being fulfilled emotionally or physically, being left to endure stress and anxiety and the pain of sadness. It is nice to see that there is scientific foundation, mindfulness provides power to influence many aspects of our mood and our body.
I particularly like your description on It can lower stress. It takes only few weeks of practice of mindfulnedd meditation to see dramatice outcome. I will certainly try to practice this for my own benefits.
Good morning Anthony Hu, we thank you for visiting us here at weightlifting for a beautiful world. And I think you so dearly for your kind words. Without a doubt mindfulness meditation will help in a big way to release you from anxiety and depression. With everything going on in our world now this ancient technique is needed more than ever. And I suggest sincerely that you inbrace this ancient technique as soon as possible, and I promise you, your life will become extremely beautiful in many different ways. All of us here at weightlifting for beautiful world thank you once again for visiting us, and if it’s anything that we can do for you by all means please reach out. May good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.
A very interesting read an actually something that is invaluable to me being someone that suffers from stress even when things seem to be going wonderfully in life. As an educator I also spend a lot of time talking to children in schools about mindfulness, however, it always amazes me how little I manage to practise what I preach. Thank you for reminding me what is actually important. What would you suggest to fit mindfulness into a busy life on a daily basis?
Good afternoon Sofia, we thank you kindly for hanging out with us here at weightlifting for a beautiful world. And I am very happy that you enjoyed my article, yes it’s amazing what mindfulness meditation can do for one, it has made my life more manageable, insightful, and amazing at every turn. It has gave me peace, tranquility, and open the doors to creativity. And it sounds to me dear sister you know how to practice this ancient art, so with all due respect, it’s time to do it and to do it dayle. To answer your question, mindfulness can be used throughout everything that you do throughout your day however a good time to practice mindfulness meditation is after you get up in the morning or before you go to sleep at night. Once again thank you for visiting us and may good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.
I’m a health and fitness coach myself and mindfulness plays a huge role in my lifestyle!! It’s not only important to work the physical body, but also your mind and spiritual side. Stress can lead to alot of weight gain. Sometimes simply destressing can help with weight loss more than working out or diet.
Good evening Antarctic Adventures, so nice of you to stop by and hang out with us for a while, Weightlifting for a beautiful world welcomes you. From your words, I do understand that you are aware of mildfullness meditation the ancient art, and you are correct in all you have said. Yes indeed, it is a wonderful thing, it has help me in very wonderful ways, and I am so grateful. Once again, we thank you for coming by and if it’s anything at all that we can ever do for you by all means reach out. May good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly your Paul Earl.
I’ve heard about practising mindfulness meditation. I think it’s a new kind of method to relieve stress and give a person more peace and inner joy, am I right?
Where can a person learn how to do mindfulness meditation? Is there a best time of day to do it or can it be done at any time of the day?
Good even Sue Tay, and thank you for coming to weightlifting for a beautiful world, welcome. My dear new friend, mindfulness meditation is a ancient art that is thousands of years old, mindfulness can be used in every part of your life combined with the ancient art of meditation. It becomes a powerhouse that can help you in every part of your life, mentally, physically and spiritually. You will find yourself when using this art, being able to connect to everything in your life in a better way. As far as your question goes, because of the epidemic, any information that you need, you can Google it. And of course, I have many articles on my website, that can give you practically all the information that you would need concerning mindfulness and the combined of meditation. My team and I thank you for visiting us, and if it’s ever anything that we can do for you please reach out. May good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.
Mindful Meditation is an important practice for me. For me, the real results took a little while. It is not an instant condition you can learn. Did you find that the practice required a little practice and time to make a change for you?
I think that was the thing I had to learn. I made notes to myself. How did you become able to learn how to help yourself with meditation? Are there any quick ways to make yourself relax? Sami
Good evening Sami, we welcome you to weight lifting for a beautiful world. Like all things that are worthy to be within one’s life it takes sacrifice, in this case patient end time. With the right persistence and dedication it can become a major tool for restructuring your life in the most positive ways. As far as your questions goes, I have been involved with meditation over three-and-a-half decades, and within the last year or so I have added mindfulness, together they are a powerhouse of wealth, that can open the doors to all good things in one’s life. There is no easy fix,and why would you want one with such a wonderful and beautiful way of restriction your life and being on the path of oneness with oneself and the world. Once again, we thank you for hanging out with us and if it’s ever anything that we can ever do for you, by all means reach out. May good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.
People often underestimate the power of medication. It is seriously the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. I used to be a critic of it and thought it was a waste of time, until I started doing some research on it from articles like this one and learned that it is actually quite beneficial. Since then, I meditate every day and I have loved it
Good evening Misael H, so nice of you to come by and hang out with us for a while. Without a doubt meditation can be strong medicine, and when you mix it with mindfulness you can change your world. From what you have said, you are on the right path, and it is the way. The more you meditate throughout your life, the more doors will open, to give you peace, love, tranquility and wisdom. It makes my team and myself extremely happy to know that you know the way. Once again, thank you for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world. And if it’s anything that we can ever do for you, please reach out. May prosperity and good health be always with you. Humbly yours Paul Earl.
Hello, this is a very awesome piece and a very detailed one. I’m really happy I came across this as the information I’m getting from here is standard. I’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, this is very new to me and I am delighted getting to know this. The benefits are very impressive and I’m definitely going to try this out. Thanks a lot
Good evening Lizzyben, and welcome to weightlifting for a beautiful world, so nice of you to come by. Thank you dearly for the kind words, yes my friend, mindfulness meditation can change everything in your world. Giving you more peace, tranquility, better health and set your love on fire. By adding mindfulness with the ancient art of meditation, you can create a new world where you will always be in control and be the master of your destiny. Living in the here now, experiencing every moment to the fullest. I am so happy that you have found this article that I wrote, because now you will be on that journey of completeness, congratulations. Once again, thank you for visiting us and if it’s ever anything that we can do for you please reach out. May good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.
Thanks for this article on mindfulness meditation. It sounds so interesting to me to know that there is a meditation technique that helps to increase and improve mindfulness. The benefits of mindfulness that you have listed above are benefits I think no one would want to miss out on. I was wondering if mindfulness meditation can be done anytime of the day?
Good evening ALKELVIN, thank you dearly for coming by and hanging out with all of us here at weightlifting for a beautiful world. My dear friend, it is without a doubt that mindfulness meditation can restructure your entire life. Giving you more happiness, peace, love, and tranquility. Giving you the key to open the door, to be the master of your life in every single way. This ancient art combined with mindfulness is a true gift from the universe. And to answer your question, mindfulness can be practice each and every moment of your day with anything that you are involve in. As far as using mindfulness meditation, the time is all up to you, morning, afternoon, evening, when you first wake up or before you go to bed, it will do the same job for your mind, your body, and spirit. We thank you for visiting us and please remember, if it’s anything that we can ever do for you definitely reach out. Maye good health and prosperity be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.