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This Is Why You Should Meditate
Published 18 February 2019
Written by Sarah

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This Is Why You Should Meditate

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Meditation is like a kind of buzz word at the moment, people are talking about it everywhere, but why? Not that long ago meditation was just associated with religion and hippies, although things are changing, and more and more people are discovering the benefits of meditation – that’s the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts (in case you still weren’t sure!).  So what’s the big deal?

It Grows Your Brain

No we’re not kidding, meditation quite literally grows your brain in terms of volume and thickness which doesn’t just make you smarter, it also improves memory, attention-span, self-awareness and self-control.

It Reduces Stress

This is one of the most common reasons people practice meditation – to relieve stress. It does this by reducing the production of stress-induced hormone, cortisol, which suppresses your immune system to make you feel anxious, nervous and unsettled. Something we could all do with a bit less of!

It Helps You Sleep

If you struggle with insomnia, you should definitely give meditation a go. Once you become more advanced at meditation you can often redirect those thoughts that lead to insomnia in the first place, and if you’re just starting out meditating it can help relax your body, release tension and place you in a peaceful state to fall asleep.

It Makes You More Organised

This one could be useful… Scientists have found that meditation increases neuroplasticity, which helps your organise brain itself, adapt to demands and improves efficiency in the learning process – it’s like a students dream come true.

It Improves Your Mood

Whenever you’re feeling down, meditation could be the boost you’ve been looking for.  It increases the production of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which have been both found to improve people’s moods.

Fancy giving meditation a go? We’ve got lots of quiet spaces at The Project at Hoxton to help you re-set (our favourite is the roof garden!).

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