The benefits include reduced oxidative stress and increase antioxidants, positive changes in cellular level, to the DNA, and several studies also looked at and found interesting benefits of meditation on the brain.
The beneficial effects of meditation on the brain are presented in an easy to visualize infographic. For references of the studies, please see the links below the infographic.
- Meditation’s Effect on Gyrification: The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification.
- Meditation’s Effect on Mood: Serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine metabolites in transcendental meditation-technique.
- Meditation’s Effect on Stress Reduction: Effect of Buddhist meditation on serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, lung volume and reaction time.
- Meditation’s Effect on Cognition: Meditation effects on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow in subjects with memory loss: a preliminary study.