How an Individual Meditation Practice Reduces Loneliness

Surprisingly, a recent study found that a solo or individual meditation practice can actually reduce the symptoms of loneliness. Carnegie Mellon University conducted research on aging adults and their feelings of loneliness. The university recently published their findings in the Brain, Behavior and Immunity Journal. For some, traditional approaches to dissuade loneliness in aging adults, such as encouraging socialization in community centers, did nothing, but meditation helped tremendously. This is likely because meditation teaches people to focus on and enjoy the present moment while helping to eliminate their feelings of being disconnected from the world.

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