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7. Helps To Improves self-confidence

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Our self-confidence is built on the stories we have about ourselves, so just as meditation helps us develop self-acceptance, it also works to build our self-esteem. When negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves come up during meditation, we practice simply noticing them in the moment. Over time, this leaves us better able to handle negative internal dialogue outside of meditation too.

8. Treats Insomnia

Lack of sleep can lead to serious health implications including fatigue and lack of appetitePersons suffering from insomnia rely on sleeping pills to assist them in sleeping. Some have even tried sticking to a regular sleeping pattern but still, the condition persists.

Studies have been conducted to test the effect of meditation on sleep patterns and the results suggest that regular practice of mindfulness meditation may help in developing ways to work with nocturnal symptoms and waking consequences of chronic insomnia. 

9. Meditation helps eliminate nightmares

This may look a bit strange, some may say that this is not true, but hang on. For people who suffer from horrendous nightmares each night, cannabis can actually help.

It disturbs the sleep cycle by actively interrupting the later stages of the REM or the Rapid Eye Movement sleep (the part of sleep you see dreams in). THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) was used on various war veterans suffering from PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)and results were in favor

10. Meditation helps you lose weight

Meditation gets your mind and body deeply connected so they can communicate effectively. In essence, your mind becomes more in tune with your body and its needs. One of the biggest causes for weight gain is mindless eating.

Also, through meditation, you can practice mindful eating where you really learn to honor body’s appetite and prevent yourself from over-eating. The more in touch your mind becomes with your body, the easier it is to stay healthy, eat right, and maintain or lose weight.

11. It improves concentration

Meditation is essentially a practice on concentration. Once we learn to concentrate on our breath, notice when we get caught up in thoughts, and return our concentration to our breath, we can translate that skill into any number of settings we choose.

Through regular meditation, we also get used to shifting our attention back to the task at hand when it strays.

12. Meditation makes you more productive

If you’re somebody who struggles with ADD (attention deficit disorder) and can never sit still, meditation is the most effective natural remedy to help you focus and productive.

Meditation helps you stay in the present moment so that you can ignore distractions. This leads to greater productivity, focus, awareness, clarity, and better decision making.

13. Greater Sense of Self-Awareness

Meditation allows us to mentally take inventory of our bodies. How does our body feel in the present moment? What amazing things is our body capable of? Do we feel strong or weak? What can we do to remedy anything that aches in our body?

Also, much like the physical practice of yoga, meditation helps you establish a stronger connection between mind and body. Through this greater sense of self-awareness, we cultivate present moment awareness which allows us to remain present, grounded, and focused in all aspects and every moment of our lives.

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. — Billie Jean King

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