The Benefits of Meditation

Jan 26, 2023
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Meditating has increased in popularity in recent years... Does it actually help, or is it just another fad?

The results are in, and meditation is indeed a helpful practice and is here to stay!


Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm, and stable state.

When done properly and with intention, meditation can:

-Reduce stress.
-Promote emotional health.
-Enhance self-awareness.
-Lengthen attention spans.
-Reduces age-related memory loss. 

Look at your daily schedule and plot out a minimum of 15 minutes where you can sit somewhere comfortably. Find your center, be mindful of your breath, and note how your body feels during this time of stillness. 

What feels tense? 
Do you notice any aches?
Does your mind tend to wander?


Note these things and see if you can't make adjustments to hone in on your practice the next time you meditate. 

Always be sure to contact your primary care physician before making any changes to your healthcare regimen.

If you have any questions about meditation, or how the practice is beneficial for your overall health; please feel free to contact our office at contact@drerikahorowitz.com. We’d love to hear from you.

Be well!

Dr. Horowitz and Team