Meditation Helps The Woman’s Mind: Less Stress, Anxiety, Addiction
The meditation benefits for women are endless. From improving your sex life to making that dieting easier to making women smarter, meditation proactively impacts a woman’s mind. A consistent meditation practice can change your life by picking away at years of depression, anxiety, anger and stress. By removing these layers, your mind is able to function in its optimal state. Imagine that instead of being held back by negative thoughts and emotions, positivity takes over. It propels you forward. It eases your pain. You have control of your own mind.
Meditation makes women smarter.
You know that when you are focused on the what you are doing, your work is better quality. Your thoughts are clearer after meditation cuts through all the anxious, judgmental junk swimming around your mind. Meditation is exercise for the mind. It strengthens your brain against its internal and external distractions. Meditation invigorates the cerebral cortex and pre-frontal cortex. These are the parts of the brain you want to access. They control memory, attention, and perception. Fortifying these areas make your decisions wiser and helps you effectively solve problems.
It raises your stress threshold which makes dieting easier and stabilizes your mood.
Meditation eases your nervous system and brain out of its comfort zone. For a lot of women, worrying is such a habit that it is uncomfortable to silence worries. They worry that there is something they should be worried about. Meditation allows your mind to realize there is no harm in stillness. It also promotes production of GABA, a mood balancing amino acid. GABA is found to be lacking in people with all kinds of compulsions from drug addicts to shopping addicts to food addicts. When the stress threshold is raised, the space wherein you are relaxed is increased.
Perhaps during times of stress you reach for a cupcake or a beer or you lash out at co-workers or friends. If that level of stress is harder to reach, there are less cupcakes and beer consumed and the people around you like you more. Plus, meditation teaches us how to push the stressful thoughts away. Even when you find yourself hitting the point where you want to reach for false comfort items, meditation practice gives you the ability to take a breath and re-center your mind. We all have moments of difficulties, but life is easier if we learn real and effective ways to handle them.
If all of these reasons were not enough, meditation relieves pain.
Whether you’re suffering back pain or menstrual cramps, meditation can help ease the pain. Pain has a physical and mental component. Meditation helps to focus the mind away from the pain. Pain often causes anxiety and elevated blood pressure. These factors can intensify pain. By lowering blood pressure and easing anxiety, meditation eases suffering.
The best part is meditation can be done by any woman. It is a skill that can be taught. Women simply need to be willing and open. While deeper levels of meditation may take awhile to achieve, even from the first basic sessions women improvements in mental and physical health are evident.