For approximately 5,000 years, people have been practicing meditation and proving the positive impact it can have on the body and mind. While many people believe that meditation is only beneficial to your mental health, that just simply isn’t the case. Take a look at these 5 reasons that meditation reduces your risk of illnesses, even cancer, and keep up the good mindful meditation practices!

  1. Meditation decreases stress.

  2. Meditation improves cellular health.

  3. Meditation increases melatonin.

  4. Meditation can improve your emotions.

  5. Meditation can help you make healthier choices.

One study conducted by Harvard University determined that meditation even rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in only eight weeks. It is said that Buddha was once asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” To which Buddha responded, “Nothing. However, let me tell you what I lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.” Do you need anymore convincing to step up your meditation game? I certainly don’t!

Source: “5 Reasons Meditation May Decrease Your Risk of Cancer”, Collective Evolution, Kalee Brown, December 10, 2016