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Meditation benefits for study
If you are a student, meditation for learning is essential to better grades from paying focused attention during lecture, to having an overall anxiety-free student experience, to increased concentration for amplified study skills.
Here are five scientifically proven ways meditation rewires your brain for happiness, peace and success:
Meditation increases your sense of connectedness and empathy
Feeling a little disconnected from those around you? Try compassion meditation. Lovingkindess meditation (sometimes called Metta) is a compassion-based meditation that enhances brain areas associated with mental processing and empathy. It also increases your sense of social connectedness. Not a hugging person? You just might become one after trying metta!
Meditation improves focus
Would you love to add razor-edge focus to your life? Research shows that meditation improves cognition and increases your ability to perform tasks requiring focus. One study tested a variety of different meditation types, including Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Sufi Meditation and Hindu Meditation, and found that they all improve focus by varying degrees. I used to think coffee was the best way to get focused – now I just meditate.
Meditation makes you more creative
Ever feel like you could use some more inspiration? Meditation increases your creativity, according to various studies. It’s no wonder that famous creatives like Yoko Ono, David Lynch and Marina Abramović make meditation a major part of their life.
Meditation improves memory
Whether you want to become a memory champion or you simply want to remember the name of that guy who works down the hall, meditation can help. Research has shown that it improves your ability to memorize things and to store and consolidate new information.
Meditation helps you find “flow”
Have you ever felt totally, utterly absorbed in the moment? Maybe you were playing a sport or painting a picture, and the world around you just seemed to vanish. This is called “flow,” and is a rare state where the human mind is operating in complete harmony with itself, when you reach a challenge perfectly suited to your abilities. Meditation can help you reach this amazing state of mind, according to some fascinating research.
How Do I Start?
With so many different types of meditation, it can be hard to decide how to get started. To help, I’ve provided a short list of popular types of meditation, plus a method to help you find one that suits your personality.
Most of the studies summarized above reference mindfulness and transcendental meditation, however this is simply because they are the most widely researched types. Other types of meditation may be just as effective, maybe even more effective for your personally. In fact, simply picking the most popular type of meditation might not be a good idea.
One study found that the type of meditation you practice makes a huge difference in whether you keep meditating. This means that it is important to find a type of meditation that you actually enjoy and can see yourself continuing to practice.
Different types of meditation have different effects, sometimes subtle, sometimes drastic. They all, however, can radically transform your life in positive ways if you make them a daily practice.