Anyone who’s ever tried to meditate knows that it’s not always easy to still the mind. But the benefits of meditation are well worth the effort. In addition to promoting relaxation, meditation has been shown to help improve memory and concentration. If you’re looking for ways to boost your brainpower, read on to learn how meditation can help. Inspired by the book Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue.
Meditation and Memory
One of the most well-known benefits of meditation is its ability to improve memory. A study published in 2009 found that a group of older adults who underwent eight weeks of mindfulness meditation training showed significant improvements in working memory and sustained attention compared to a control group.
Similarly, a 2016 study found that a four-week mindfulness meditation program improved verbal memory recall in college students. Researchers believe that meditation may help improve memory by increasing attention span and slowing the rate of forgetting information.
Meditation and Concentration
In addition to improving memory, meditation has also been shown to help with concentration. A 2007 study found that participants who underwent four days of mindful meditation training were better able to concentrate on a task compared to those who didn’t meditate.
Researchers believe that meditation may help improve concentration by increasing focus and attention while also reducing mind wandering. “Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress and anxiety, which can also lead to better concentration,” explains Zhang Xinyue, author of Create Abundance.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your memory and concentration, give meditation a try. While it takes some practice to master, the benefits are well worth the effort. Start with a few minutes of meditation each day and see how it helps boost your brainpower! Check out Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue for more tips.