BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Meditation may help manage anxiety, depression and pain, according to a research as quoted by media reports Wednesday.
The author of the research paper Dr. Madhav Goyal and the research team have shown moderate confidence that mindfulness meditations have a beneficial effect.
Meditation has taken good advantages in many places such as companies, colleges and International airports around the world in recent years.
The focus of mindfulness meditation is to train the brain to stay in the moment. To do this, practitioners are taught to let go of the regrets of the past as well as anxieties about the future.
In the research, Goyal and his team found between a 5 and 10 percent improvement in anxiety symptoms among people taking part in mindfulness meditation, compared to the other group.
"It was surprising to see that with so little training [about 2.5 hours of meditation practice per week] we were still seeing consistent effects," Goyal stated.