People have practiced meditation for over 5,000 years… and now, in the modern world, practicing meditation is more important than ever.
In this 2-minute video, founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher, shares 3 of the most surprising benefits of meditation — all of which will improve your relationships and your daily life.
1. Better Sleep
The most important part of your day is not when you’re awake — it’s when you’re sleeping. The amount and quality of your rest affects all activities of your day.
Getting a good night of sleep can help you:
- Prevent diabetes and heart disease;
- Age gracefully;
- Boost productivity and cognitive functioning;
- Lose or manage weight;
- Boost your immune system;
- Improve your sex life;
Sleep is part of the daily nourishment your body needs. Without rest, you won’t get the outcomes and performance you desire. But when you replenish your body’s energy, your body starts working with you towards the same goals.
So why are 1 out of 3 American adults not getting enough sleep?
Stress is one of the main reasons. We can all relate to staying up at night, unable to get to sleep because of our racing thoughts.
But the great news is that meditation actually helps you fight insomnia and gives you the deep rest you need to be as healthy, happy, and productive as possible.
2. Better Sex
Sex has more of an impact on our romantic relationships than we’d like to admit: a new study shows that there is a direct correlation between the overall health of the relationship and the sexual health of the relationship.
Whether we know it or not, our love life depends on our ability to develop and maintain intimacy with our partners.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t find our sex life fulfilling for a variety of reasons. The modern world is full of stress, and stress makes both men and women less likely to enjoy sex.
But there’s a solution…
Meditation is one of the best tools to overcome sexual blocks, so we can develop and maintain amazing intimate connections.
While it’s not often mentioned as a benefit, meditation can actually enhance your love life. Watch the video above to learn more.
3. Better Productivity
We’re all leading crazy, busy lives in the modern world. But by putting aside a few minutes of your time for meditation, you’re actually able to be more productive.
In one study, people who meditated for even 15 minutes were able to make better decisions, improve their focus, and be more productive planners.
Other studies show that meditation helps:
- Lower your stress level;
- Improve your cognitive functioning and memory;
- Enhance your creative thinking and productivity;
- Increase your energy level;
Many successful people like Oprah and Steve Jobs practice meditation, because it allows you to work at such a higher level.
And Fortune 500 companies like Google, AOL, and Apple also offer meditation because of the rich scientific evidence that shows it has such an enormous effect on productivity.
Better sleep, better sex and increased productivity are only a few of the benefits. In this hectic world, meditation helps us become our best selves.
Watch the video to learn more about the tangible tools you can use in your everyday life.
Are you surprised that meditation can affect these 3 areas of your life? Share in the comments below.
If you want to become more compassionate and productive, Emily Fletcher's Masterclass on Meditation for Super Performance is absolutely FREE and plays on Mindvalley Academy.