Meditation

Mindful meditation has been around for millennia. Today, scientific research into the mental and physical benefits of the practice abounds and has solidified its numerous irrefutable and impressive effects. Here are three reasons you might want to meditate today:

It makes music sound better. A study published in Psychology of Music found that a 15-minute mindfulness session leads to increases in our aesthetic appreciation of, and emotional response to, music –as well as deepens our feelings of involvement in what we’re listening to.

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It reduces stress. Studies have consistently linked meditation to lower levels of anxiety, fatigue, and the stress hormone cortisol.

It improves cognitive function. A UC Santa Barbara study found that a mere two weeks of mindful meditation boosts memory and reading comprehension (as indicated by higher test scores).

Convinced? To get started, try carving out just 15 minutes a day. Researchers have cited that this is enough time to accrue benefits if your daily practice consists of both listening to soft music and deep breathing.

Mindful meditation has been around for millennia. Today, scientific research into the mental and physical benefits of the practice abounds and has solidified its numerous irrefutable and impressive effects. Here are three reasons you might want to meditate today:

It makes music sound better. A study published in Psychology of Music found that a 15-minute mindfulness session leads to increases in our aesthetic appreciation of, and emotional response to, music –as well as deepens our feelings of involvement in what we’re listening to.

It reduces stress. Studies have consistently linked meditation to lower levels of anxiety, fatigue, and the stress hormone cortisol.

It improves cognitive function. A UC Santa Barbara study found that a mere two weeks of mindful meditation boosts memory and reading comprehension (as indicated by higher test scores).

Convinced? To get started, try carving out just 15 minutes a day. Researchers have cited that this is enough time to accrue benefits if your daily practice consists of both listening to soft music and deep breathing.

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