20 Science-Based Benefits of Practising Meditation

It boosts your health

  1. Increases immune function
  2. Decreases pain
  3. Decreases inflammation at the cellular level

It boosts your happiness

  1. Increases positive emotion
  2. Decreases depression
  3. Decreases anxiety
  4. Decreases stress

It boosts your social life

  1. Increases social connection & emotional intelligence
  2. Makes you more compassionate
  3. Makes you feel less lonely

It boosts your self-control

  1. Improves your ability to regulate your emotions
  2. Improves your ability to introspect

It changes your brain - for the better

  1. Increases grey matter
  2. Increases volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control
  3. Increases cortical thickness in areas related to paying attention

It improves your productivity

  1. Increases your focus & attention
  2. Improves your ability to multitask
  3. Improves your memory
  4. Improves your ability to be creative & think outside the box

    20. It makes you wise(r)

Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/feeling-it/201309/20-scientific-reasons-start-meditating-today

What Our Meditation Practitioners Say

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“I have attended the first 3 courses of Meditation and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different methods and finding the right method for me. Emanuela is always on the right side of spiritual for me and you can see that she is knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. I always come out of her class re-energised and ready for the day ahead." 

"These meditation courses are a very good introduction to the subject. They are both practical and theoretical . You learn how to meditate with different types of mantras and aides such as candle gazing. You also learn the philosophy supporting meditation and how it is placed in the the yoga tradition. The course is very good value for money plus you are given handouts to keep. Meditation is a great stress buster and these courses are definitely not to be missed."    
"I was completely new to meditation and had very little experience of yoga when I signed up  to Emanuela's meditation course.  On my first session I was immediately put as ease and made to feel very welcome by Emanuela and the rest of the group - and although some had experience and others didn't Emanuela talked things through step by step and I never felt out of pace with the rest of the group.  I have  found learning the basic principles of meditation a real asset in daily life - helping to deal with stress more effectively and reminding me how important it is to take time out to meditate  - especially when life is at it's most hectic.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone with or without experience in meditation - I certainly feel I've been given the tools to continue my meditation journey."