Meditation is getting increasingly popular as more and more of its benefits is being shown by science and experienced by people.
But what is meditation and why is it so popular?
Meditation is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years. It is a mental exercise that calms down your mind and relaxes your body. It is a scientific process that trains your mind to learn to be focused.
Meditation has many benefits. Science in the past few decades is increasingly pointing out to effectiveness of meditation in almost every area of our life.
Here are 3 of the many benefits of meditation.
1- Meditation lowers stress
Meditation reduces activity of the amygdala, that is part of our brain responsible for fight or flight response and stress. Meditation is therefore a natural antidote to stress.
2- Meditation improves memory
Meditation, at the same time, increases activity in prefrontal cortex, the part of our brain that is responsible for cognitive function, such as learning, memory and decision making. Regular practice of meditation strengthens this part of the brain and improve our cognitive function.
3- Meditation increases focus and concentration
As mentioned above, meditation strengthens our prefrontal cortex and improves our cognitive function, including focus. Having focus and concentration is a determining factor in our life, as it helps having more mental clarity that is the fundamental step in living our life.
Add meditation to your daily routine to enjoy its many benefits and improve your experience of life by simple practices that take little time to do but are highly effective.