The Benefits of Meditation on Mental Health

Meditation can be a great tool to decrease teenagers’ stress.

Effective meditation may take years to master, but the benefits are there, even if done imperfectly.

The general definition of meditation is to focus on training the mind into a state of calmness for certain periods of time.

There are many health benefits of meditation to the human mind.

The art of sitting still while focusing on breathing and calming the mind is difficult in our rushed environment.

Teenage life can be very stressful. Meditation can help ease stress and is beneficial to mood and mental stability.

According to health.clevelandclinic.org, “Meditation improves focus and concentration so teens can focus on homework and perform better on exams. It helps with self-esteem and memory, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, and helps balance the immune system.”

Caleb Ford, senior said, “I have never meditated, but I think teens meditating is a good idea for their well-being.”

Teens are at a time in their lives when they’re trying to find themselves. From interpersonal drama, relationships, and school work, they are trying to juggle them all at once.

Teens are more likely to develop mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression because of their challenges.

Kiana Wright, a senior said, “I have meditated, and my experience was pleasant and peaceful. It is very hard to maintain focus and continue with it for a concentrated period of time. However, I highly recommend it to anyone that deals with any mental health disorder.”

According to psychcentral.com said, “Meditation increases the gray matter density in your brain over time. This can help with memory, empathy, and decision-making.”

David Percario, senior said, “I haven’t meditated, and I probably never will. If a teen meditates then that’s good for them.”