What is meditation? And how does it affects our brains?

What is meditation? And how does it affects our brains?

By Odette Cecilia

Meditation is considered to be a very personalized form of exercise. It is that ultimate experience which will help to grow and live an active lifestyle. Meditation can be comprised of two components. One is the mindful meditation and the second one is open-ended meditation. Mindful meditation helps you to focus on one particular area or organ of your body. It can also include mastering a certain emotion by taming your brain as per your desire.

Open-ended meditation is basically the generalized form of meditation. In this type; you focus on almost everything that is happening around you and try to get in sync with your surroundings by taming your mind accordingly. In simple words; you notice your surroundings without giving any reaction in open-monitoring meditation. Here are top 5 effects of meditation which will leave long lasting positive effects on your brain.

  1. Refined Abilities:

Regular episodes of meditation helps us to polish our abilities to focus and concentrate better.

Since meditation is a practice in centering our consideration and monitoring when it floats, this really enhances our concentration when we’re not thinking, too. This also helps you to excel in your day to day activities as you keep on performing better.

  1. Anxiety Control:

There is a central area in the brain which is known as the ‘ME’ center in general terms. Technically; this area is called the prefrontal cortex and is responsible for balancing the anxiety levels in your body during different situations.

Without meditation; this area sends strong neural connections to the entire body when there is a panic attack or the anxiety levels are high for instance during fear or anger. If we meditate; this neural connection gets weak so if we get into compromised situations; we tend to deal with them rationally and with logic rather than getting panicked about them.

  1. Increased Creativity Skills:

Practicing meditation regularly helps you to be more empathetic and compassionate about your life and your surroundings.

You tend to appreciate the finer things in life and locate positivity in all aspects. Moreover, you tend to feel the softer side of every situation and try to resolve the issues amicably rather than getting aggressive about them.

  1. Improved Memory:

One of the many benefits which have proven to be extremely useful if you practice meditation is a visible improvement in your learning skills and memory.

As per the research from the experts; mindful meditation has known to increase productivity levels amongst individuals who practice it regularly. Moreover, you become a quick learner of things if you follow the ritual of meditation on daily basis.

  1. Emotional Stability:

Human mind consists of lots of emotions which are brought forward at different intervals as per the situations. With the help of meditation; you can overcome your emotions and save yourself from reacting negatively on different occasions.

Moreover, you can think clearly whenever there is a critical situation to find out the best possible solutions without losing your head. Emotional stability is a complete art in itself that can be mastered to perfection by practicing meditation regularly.

Odette Cecilia

Author Bio:

Odette Cecilia, originally from Venezuela, learned intuitively to meditate through creative visualization. Her depth of spirit led to her interest in and love of the healing arts, and most specifically, the use of sound frequencies and music to enhance spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being in others.



As a Sound Healing Meditation Therapist and Reiki Master, Odette has worked in the US and globally providing sound healing meditations. Odette Cecilia uses the harp, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, and other instruments in conjunction with guided visualization and meditation in the sound therapy that she offers to both individuals and groups. You can learn more about Odette at her website AwakeningSacredSpace.com.

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