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Video: Science Behind Meditation Explained In 2 Minutes

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Are you still wondering how meditation works? Then watch this 2-minute video which will summarize and explain everything that science has so far discovered about the health benefits of meditation.

We all know that meditation is good for our emotional well being, but do you know how it physically affects our body?

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting effects of this practice from a scientific point of view.

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Fact #1. First of all, meditation activates those areas of the brain that are responsible for decreasing anxiety and depression, and increasing pain tolerance. They are activated when the mind is not focusing on anything and is at rest.

Fact #2. Meditation ‘trains’ certain areas of the brain, improving memory, goal-setting and self-awareness.

Fact#3. Meditation changes our brainwaves and these frequencies can be measured. Those who meditate regularly have been proven to have more ‘alpha’ waves that help spread positivity and reduce the feelings of anger or sadness.Pin It

Fact#4. Meditation literally changes the size and shape of the brain. For example some researches showed that after 2 months of meditation grey matter started to get thicker in the regions associated with memory, learning and emotion regulation.

Fact#5. Meditation decreases blood pressure.

Fact#6. Meditates are able to produce a larger number of antibodies to fight viruses.

Do you meditate? Tell us more about what health benefits of this practice you’ve discovered for yourself.

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Katherine Hurst
By Virginia Palomar
Virginia’s mother was the person to first introduce meditation to her, and has been fascinated ever since. How can I mind be taken to such a calm and peaceful state whilst still being awake? Her calling was to find out more, and help others to do the same! Now, Virginia specializes in Mindfulness Based Integral Psychotherapy and Life Coaching, and teaches her clients how to find sustainable relief from addictions, depression, anxiety and trauma-related distress disorders.

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