Meditation is an important part of the brain and spinal cord injury recovery process and possesses many benefits.
First, meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which is important because stress and anxiety can make it difficult to focus on the task at hand, which can in turn lead to more mistakes and injuries.
Second, meditation can help to improve sleep quality. This is important because poor sleep can further contribute to stress and anxiety, as well as physical pain.
Finally, meditation can help to improve cognitive function. This is important because brain and spinal cord injuries often result in cognitive impairments. However, by regularly practicing meditation, survivors can help to improve their attention span, memory and executive functioning.