may 30, 2017
Meditation reduces stress, blood pressure, and decreases anxiety. It improves concentration, develops your emotional intelligence and helps you to connect with yourself. Even causes positive changes in our grey matter.
Mexico city, may 30 (However/EconomíaHOY).- May 31 is celebrated the World no Tobacco Day, a date promoted by the World Health Organization with the aim of emphasizing the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies that contribute to reducing tobacco consumption.
Recent studies have shown that the practice of meditation is an effective tool to achieve smoking cessation through the reinforcement of our self-control. The benefits of meditation are widely known. This practice reduces stress, blood pressure, and decreases anxiety. It improves concentration, develops your emotional intelligence and helps you to connect with yourself. Even causes positive changes in our grey matter. Meditation can change and improve your life.
In addition, is proven to help you stop smoking: “A part of all the psychological and physical benefits that meditation gives to those who practice, it also helps to strengthen our self-control against addictions such as tobacco,” says Marta Puig, founder of World Pranic.
Beyond drugs or nicotine patches, meditation stands as the most recommended option to leave this harmful habit for our health. Every English smoker consumes an average of 2 thousand 481 cigarettes per year, employing approximately 282 thousand 039 euros in tobacco.
Die each year about 60 thousand people in Spain as a result of the tobacco, and nearly 32 percent of smokers spaniards had tried to stop smoking during the last year. Now, and according to the recent study conducted from the universities Texas Tech University and the University of Oregon, meditation is a very effective technique for get to leave this harmful habit.
“Smoking is a habit, a kind of ict that are difficult to control and that many smokers are made in a mechanical manner, without being able to control their actions. Smokers have less activity in brain regions related to self-control, however, meditation serves to strengthen this capacity. Meditation is an exercise of attention and full consciousness, that helps us to come into contact with our body and our mind and be aware at all times of what we are doing,” says Puig.
This study demonstrated that those participants who had practiced meditation reduced their tobacco consumption by 60 per cent in an unconscious way and concluded that it can reduce the consumption of tobacco through self-control.