Brain waves and meditation

We all know that meditation helps relax people, but what exactly happens in the brain during meditation? A new study suggests that nondirective meditation yields more marked changes in electrical brain wave activity associated with wakeful, relaxed attention than just resting without any specific mental technique. Source: Brain waves and meditation Advertisements

This is your brain on meditation: Brain processes more thoughts, feelings during meditation, study shows

Meditation is more than just a way to calm our thoughts and lower stress levels: our brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation than when you are simply relaxing, a coalition of researchers has found. ‘The study indicates that nondirective meditation allows for more room to process memories and emotions than during concentrated meditation,’ […]

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain

Researchers have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification (‘folding’ of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) then non-meditators. Further, a correlation was found between the amount of gyrification and the number of meditation years, possibly providing further proof of the brain’s neuroplasticity. Source: Evidence builds that meditation […]