However, recent studies have shown meditation is more than sitting down cross legged for a while. Meditation can in fact increase confidence, reduce stress and improve many other aspects of people’s lives. Here are the top five ways meditation could benefit you:
1. Lower risk of heart disease
According to a recent clinical trial, meditation could help reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in people suffering with heart disease by as much as 50%. Doctors studied 200 at-risk patients for five years and found that those who practiced transcendental meditation lowered their risk of the above by 47%.
2. Treat depression
Some trials have shown meditation to be more effective at...