Djoeang- Meditation is an evidence-based way to promote mental well-being. It may be very effective for people who have anxiety or depression.
How much time needed for meditation ?
Some research suggest that you need minimally 30 minutes, but many people need to build-up to the ease of letting go, not judging thoughts that come and relaxing. Starting out meditating with small steps does have a powerful effect. As you know, the longer you meditate..the more powerful the effects are
Are just 1 minutes you will get benefits from meditation .?
Starting out meditating for just 1 minute is an excellent first step & adding on minutes as the practice becomes easier, meditation also increase brain ability
Do people also do meditation ?
A new report based on data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that U.S. adults’ use of meditation in the past 12 months tripled between 2012 and 2017 (from 4.1 percent to 14.2 percent). The use of meditation by U.S. children (aged 4 to 17 years) also increased significantly (from 0.6 percent in 2012 to 5.4 percent in 2017).
What's research say about Benefits meditation for your brain ?
1. In a 2012 study, researchers compared brain images from 50 adults who meditate and 50 adults who don’t meditate. Results suggested that people who practiced meditation for many years have more folds in the outer layer of the brain. This process (called gyrification) may increase the brain’s ability to process information.
2. A 2013 review of three studies suggests that meditation may slow, stall, or even reverse changes that take place in the brain due to normal aging.
3. Results from a 2012 NCCIH-funded study suggest that meditation can affect activity in the amygdala (a part of the brain involved in processing emotions), and that different types of meditation can affect the amygdala differently even when the person is not meditating.
4. Research about meditation’s ability to reduce pain has produced mixed results. However, in some studies scientists suggest that meditation activates certain areas of the brain in response to pain