Research about meditation 🧘‍♂️

I’m trying to meditate and while I’m doing that, I cannot find proof that it works. Everywhere I search for papers. They state, they can’t proof it helps.

Do you meditate? How often? How does it work for you?

I’d think think it is not that necessary to have proof meditation works with scholar papers but I quick search I found this: Basically it says that it reduces blood pressure, hypertension and makes less likely the person to use medication.

I meditate at least once a week, sometimes is 2-3 times but it really depends on the week I’m having. I do 10-15 minutes with a guided video. Besides meditation, I do once a day diaphragmatic breathing exercises, it’s really simple but boy does it help. :grinning:

Thanks for the reply.
I feel it makes me distant myself from automatic thought and calms me down.
Usually do 20 minutes a day but got bored. Now I started doing 10 minutes a day with a free app called oak by the dig founder kevin rose.


Nice! Yeah, sometimes scaling back a little (from 20 min to 10 min) in some activities really make the difference in whether we keep something going long term or long term. I don’t know that oak by Kevin Rose you mentioned but I’ve used other ones and yeah they really help you in guiding you through your sessions. Ah, this is the beauty of this era, there are so many free apps available at the tip of our fingers for almost anything you need help with. The other day for example, I was watching how my nephew was getting instant help from this algebra 2 tutor service app so easily. Not an app, but this is a 10 min visual help breathing video RELAX AND BREATHE: Do Nothing for 10 Minutes - YouTube, if you get bored while meditating you can use this video to help you relax while doing other things. I’d normally have my laptop screen divided into 2, that way I can be relaxing by breathing while at the same time reading.

Great! According to research stress relief, meditation needs to be minimum of 20 min for it to work against stress. I feel 20 min everyday is too much.