The Scientific Power of Meditation

by | Jan 26, 2015 | Wellness | 0 comments

We believe in transparency, so we want to let you know up front that we may have affiliate links in this post. Affiliate links allow us to support the site and create great content at no cost to you.

1 min read

 

Meditation has been practiced throughout history, but the exact origin of meditation is a matter of some controversy amongst scholars. Some of the earliest written records of meditation date as early as 1500 BCE. As meditation has evolved over the ages, so has our understanding of it.

While meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism, science is beginning to show a regular meditation practice can have a major impact on our brain and our health.

A study published last year in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews suggests meditation practitioners have structural changes in areas of the default mode network that are not present in non-meditation practitioners. The same study also found there is reduced activation of the default mode network in long-term practitioners.

This video from ASAPScience explains some of the scientific benefits of meditation in just 3 minutes. If meditation isn’t part of your daily life, watch this video, and give meditation a try. You might be amazed.

Yoga Poses for a Bulging Disc

Yoga Poses for a Bulging Disc

Photo by Chermiti Mohamed on Unsplash. Many people suffer from bulging discs, but aren’t quite sure how to deal with them. While they often cause irritation, sometimes it’s not enough to need surgery or medications. One of the best ways to help deal with and even fix...

5 Healthy Benefits of Green Tea That You Probably Didn’t Know

5 Healthy Benefits of Green Tea That You Probably Didn’t Know

Originally published 19 May 2017 A lot can be said for Chinese medicine and their use of natural remedies to maintain health and wellness. What is just now being discovered is that there are some other, but just as important, benefits of green tea that can be key to living a long and healthy life. […]

8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

Yoga can be beneficial for men, women and children of all ages. Although it’s been practiced since the sixth century B.C., yoga has recently been gaining an increasing amount of attention across all lifestyles due to its many health benefits. Although some practice yoga for spiritual purposes, many modern participants are most interested in the […]

Yoga Mats: What are they, and do you need one?

Yoga Mats: What are they, and do you need one?

There are literally thousands of yoga mats on the market, and all of these choices can be difficult for a beginner yogi to wrap their head around. You may see all these dozens of yoga mats and feel paralysed by all the choices, and then you find yourself wondering,...

Manduka

Get 3 Months on Kindle for just $1

sponsor

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

YogaOutlet.com

↞ Get On Your Mat