The Benefits of Meditation

The number of people turning to meditation is skyrocketing, and with so many reported benefits it’s really no surprise. It is no longer a practice reserved solely for those seeking spiritual enlightenment. Meditation is now a mainstream activity.

Meditation Stats and Facts: A Quick Summary

While the information below is based on information from the US, the reasons and the benefits associated with meditation are available to everyone.

  • Over 14% of US adults have tried meditation.
  • 7% of children in the US now meditate.
  • Women are more likely to meditate than men.
  • General wellness is the number one reason people gave for meditating.
  • It is believed that globally between 200 and 500 million people meditate.

Meditation Statistics – infographic

Meditation using Apps

One way to include meditation in your daily activities is to install an app onto your phone. There are many available. Some good app include Calm, Headspace and Smiling Mind. Of course, the app you choose is based on your own preferences.

General Wellness

There are many reasons why you, or someone may consider starting meditation. Below is the list of reasons people have provided to studies for starting to meditate:

  • General wellness
  • Improving energy
  • Aiding memory or concentration
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression

Meditation is not for Everyone

While many people have benefited from mediation, it is not for everyone.

Meditation in the Workplace

Meditation is not a practice that can only be done at home. It can also be used in class rooms or in your workplace to help with improving performance and the mental wellbeing.


Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. The benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.