Surprising Ways Meditation Can Benefit Your Emotional Health

a woman meditating on the floor.
Written by Nancy

We’ve all heard about meditating for stress, better focus, improved self-awareness, concentration, and reduced anxiety. Did you know that meditation for healing is also incredibly excellent for your emotional health?

From an improved self-image to heightened awareness and positivity, meditation can be very beneficial to achieve emotional and mental balance. Many meditation techniques can boost your mental, physical, and emotional health. All you have to do is find a technique that meets your needs best.

Keep reading to learn how meditation promotes emotional health.

Regulating Negative Emotions Becomes a Lot Easier

Some studies reveal that meditation can help to manage a range of negative emotions, including fear and anger.

A study published in the Consciousness and Cognition journal showed that meditation allows people to be better prepared to cope with feelings of anger. Another journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, published a study suggesting that meditation helped people manage negative emotions much better than people who didn’t.

Enhanced Self Awareness

a person in a yoga pose.

More self-awareness means having a better understanding of yourself and those around you. Meditation is a successful technique that makes people more self-aware and grow into a stronger and better version of themselves.

Meditation can also help people identify thoughts that could be self-defeating and harmful. The greater your self-awareness gets, the more constructive your thought patterns become.

A study of 153 adults suggested that using mindfulness meditation techniques for two weeks helped to reduce feelings of loneliness and helped them become more socially active.

A Better Self-Image

Meditation can enable people to develop a better self-image and have a more positive outlook.

Several studies show that mindfulness meditation helps to mitigate symptoms of depression. Another study suggests that receiving meditation therapy significantly reduced symptoms of poor mental health and promoted healthy emotions.

People who meditate also experience fewer negative emotions and have a lower level of inflammatory chemicals.

Ready to begin your meditation journey? At Age Of Compassion, meditation experts can help you with various self-healing meditation practices, including meditation for illness healing, three-dimensional meditation, and injury healing.

You can also check out their book Advanced Meditating For Healing: Attachment, Grounding, and the Nature of Mind to learn more expert meditation tips.

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

Leave a Comment