Mindfulness Facts

Numerous psychological studies have shown that people who regularly meditate are happier and more content than average. These are not just significant results in themselves, they also have a huge medical significance. As such, positive emotions are linked to a longer and healthier life.

Here are a few more startling facts:

Transcendental Meditation

Practiced in the west since the 1960s, Transcendental Meditation leads to a massive reduction in mortality, according to the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2005 published study. The meditation group study showed a twenty-three percent decrease over a nineteen year controlled study.

The controlled study showed a thirty percent decrease in cardiovascular mortality and a large decrease in mortality caused by cancer.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation has been found effective in reducing chronic pain and can help relieve drug and alcohol dependence.

A study at Carnegie Mellon Institute reports that two weeks on Mindfulness training was enough to reduce cortisol levels and blood pressure.

FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) brain imaging shows that the insula part of the brain becomes energized through Mindfulness Meditation, causing an increase in empathy.

Studies worldwide show that Mindfulness reduces key indicators of chronic stress including hypertension.

Studies at The University Medical Center at Groningen, The Netherlands show increased positive mood and well-being are directly related to becoming more aware through Mindfulness.

In related research, Mindfulness reduced the chances of depression relapse from sixty-eight percent to thirty percent.

Mindfulness also reduced relapse by forty percent in people who suffered three or more relapses of depression.

Mindfulness may be an effective strategy for those whose depression is not responding to antidepressants or Cognitive Therapy.

People without antidepressants did as well or better with Mindfulness after 8 weeks than those who stayed on their medication.

Mindfulness Meditation lowers blood pressure, reduces irritable bowel syndrome and lower back pain.

Studies show that regular Mindfulness sessions decrease anxiety, depression and irritability.

You can increase your life expectancy significantly by living Mindfully. 

Mindfulness Is Not a Religion

Mindfulness is not a religion nor a cult. Rather it is merely a method of mental training. Mindfulness will not empty your mind, nor does it require sitting cross-legged on the floor. Mindfulness Meditation is not complicated. It takes very little time and requires nothing to buy.

Mindfulness Meditation liberates a person from the stress and pressures of time and helps cultivate a deeper, compassionate awareness to becoming happier, more centered by living in the present.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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