Med­i­ta­tion works bet­ter for women than men

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

Mind­ful­ness is the en­ergy that helps recog­nise hap­pi­ness al­ready present in our lives. Ac­cord­ing to study, con­ducted by the re­searchers at Brown Univer­sity, the prac­tice how­ever, does not boost the mood of men be­cause un­like women they are not wired to spend time re­flect­ing on things.

The team as­sessed a group of 41 male and 36 fe­male stu­dents over a pe­riod of 12 weeks and dur­ing this time they un­der­went a course in mind­ful­ness.

It was found that whilst the women ex­pe­ri­enced a sig­nif­i­cant change in men­tal state, the changes for men were min­i­mal. We must al­ways be mind­ful if we want to achieve true hap­pi­ness, or so some peo­ple would have us be­lieve. In con­trast, men tend to cast aside and ig­nore their con­cerns and wor­ries.

But be­cause they do this, they are more likely to be fo­cussing on the present mo­ment al­ready so they have less to gain from prac­tis­ing mind­ful­ness.

“That was the sur­pris­ing part,” said Dr Wil­loughby Brit­ton from Brown Univer­sity. “I wouldn’t be sur­prised if this is a wide­spread phe­nom­e­non that re­searchers hadn’t both­ered to in­ves­ti­gate,” Brit­ton added.

The find­ings come de­spite pre­vi­ous re­search that claims mind­ful­ness can have many ben­e­fits, as well as claims from many men that be­ing mind­ful has helped them man­age health prob­lems and lead hap­pier lives.

MIND­FUL­NESS DOESN’T BOOST THE MOOD OF MEN BE­CAUSE THEY AREN’T WIRED TO SPEND TIME RE­FLECT­ING ON THINGS LIKE WOMEN

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