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Meditation has been a millenary tool that has transcended for its contribution to achieve a sense of spirituality, mental fulfillment and of course, an improvement of the physical conditions of those who practice it. In general terms, the benefits of meditation for health are mainly associated with three physical areas: brain, stomach and heart.

A study published by the National Institutes of Health of the United States indicated that the meditation it could slow the aging of the brain. On the other hand, it can improve the functioning of the digestive system by reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Being an effective tool to combat stress and anxiety, it helps you lower blood pressure, a plus to keep you away from heart disease.

Next, we explain how 3 meditation techniques work that will help you to better deal with stress.

Focused attention
As the name implies, this practice requires concentrating on a single object, thought, emotion, or physiological process. For example, the inner and outer flow of your breath, which will allow you to achieve full control of this process for relaxation purposes.

Open monitoring
Open monitoring is a meditative practice that enables you not to respond to stress emotionally. It consists of analyzing and being aware of your flow of thoughts, while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards them. Simply put, it's about not reacting and letting go. This type of technique mindfulness it is very common in Vipassana and Zazen meditation.

Automatic self-transcendence

Transcendental meditation seeks to establish a different approach to dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life, which consists of eliminating their physiological basis instead of trying to manage them. With this technique, the mind spontaneously goes inward, away from the active and superficial levels of thought, and thus enters a state of restful alertness or pure awareness.

In addition to the previous benefits that this millenary practice provides, we can highlight its practicality, it does not require investing a lot of time and you can do it in the comfort of your home, important points if we consider the current intensity of the lifestyle.

Don't forget, find a specialist and include meditation as a new habit in your routine.

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