Meditation (of “meditation, contemplation, contemplation”) is a spiritual practice practiced in many religions and cultures. Through mindfulness or concentration exercises, the mind should calm down and gather. In Eastern cultures it is considered a basic and central awareness-raising exercise.

How does meditation work?

The effect of meditation is complex. Studies show the positive effects of meditation on health in the following areas:

Meditation strengthens physical health

  • Reduction of hypertension, the heartbeat is slowed, breathing is deepened, muscle tension is reduced.
  • Improved treatment of chronic and tension pain
  • Strengthening the immune system and health
  • Reduction of headaches
  • Relaxing effect on stress

Meditation strengthens mental health

  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Reduction and better recovery during burnout and depression
  • Minimize sleep disorders
  • Reduction of stress tinnitus, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Meditation supports behavioral changes and / or helps with behavioral disorders

  • Reduction of aggression
  • Recovery of alcohol abuse
  • Reduction of eating disorders
  • Overcoming learning difficulties
  • Improved handling of addiction


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