Mindfulness Blog 4 : The Benefits and Rewards of Mindful Living May 23 2017

Mindfulness May : Benefits and Rewards of Mindful Living

Now that we know more about Mindfulness, what it is, how to cultivate Mindfulness through meditation and everyday activities we now are ready to dig into what the research is telling us about the benefits and rewards we can experience using Mindfulness Techniques in our everyday.

Wellbeing

  • We begin to cultivate an attitude that contributes to a more satisfied life
  • Find easier access to savoring pleasures as they occur, as well as full engagement in activities and a greater capacity to deal with adverse events
  • A renewed focus on the here and now, less focus on the future or past, along with needless worries or concerns
  • An ability to develop deep connections with others from the frame of the present moment
  • A greater sense of your overall capacity for happiness
  • Emotional steadiness and harmony

Physical Health

As if a greater sense of well-being wasn’t enough scientists have also found benefits of Mindfulness techniques to improve physical health in a number of ways, by:

  • Lowering high blood pressure and reducing fatigue, anxiety, stress and anger
  • Decreasing tension related pain i.e. headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
  • Increases serotonin production improving mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases the energy level, as you begin to access inner source of energy

Mental Health

In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to Mindfulness Meditation as an important tool in treating Anxiety, Addiction and Emotional issues. This form of therapy known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is known to generate positive results such as:

  • Increased Creativity
  • Increased Happiness
  • Deeper access to Intuition
  • Gaining clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems becoming smaller

Experts believe that mindfulness works (in part) by helping people to accept their experiences, all of them, including painful emotions and helps us to respond with space awareness and acceptance rather than going to reaction, aversion and avoidance.

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Rebecca Agent - Founder of Mala Earth, MBA, Sustainability Advocate, Entrepreneur, Dreamer, Yogini and Traveller