A good meditation program can help you with stress, emotional problems and can lead you to a more peaceful life. It can also help older adults fight off feelings of loneliness as well! Mindfulness meditation is a meditation technique that has been done for 1,000s of years. This technique also helps to reduce inflammation of the joints. A recent study conducted showed that after 8 weeks of meditation, older adults showed signs of reduced inflammation and loneliness. For a detailed article of the study please review below:
By J. David Creswell, Michael R. Irwin, Lisa J. Burklund, Matthew D. Lieberman, Jesusa M.G. Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma, Elizabeth Crabb Breen, Steven W. Cole.
From Carnegie Mellon University (2012, July 24). Mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults, study shows. ScienceDaily.
How a Good Meditation Program can Help the Elderly!
Published in Brain, Behavior & Immunity, the researchers also found that mindfulness meditation — a 2,500-year-old practice dating back to Buddha that focuses on creating an attentive awareness of the present moment — lowered inflammation levels, which is thought to promote the development and progression of many diseases. These findings provide valuable insights into how mindfulness meditation training can be used as a novel approach for reducing loneliness and the risk of disease in older adults.
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Mindfulness meditation can affect the body and soul if done correctly. Science has barely see the tip of the meditation iceberg. As more studies on meditation are completed, more benefits from this century old technique will be rediscovered.
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