Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive function, among others. It can reduce blood pressure, pain and stress hormones. It can change your brain. The cells within our brains are constantly making new connections and disrupting old ones based on response to stimuli (researchers call it ‘experience-based neuroplasticity’). This affects the neural circuits and actual structures of the brain, which affects how we respond to situations.
Quiet. Loud. Seated. Moving. Doing. Non-doing. Long. Short. Spiritual. Practical. There are many and varied methods and practices of meditation.