Meditation is said to have a profound impact on the body and mind. The brain also undergoes a substantial metamorphosis process while performing meditation. Given below are some of the impact of meditation on the brain.
- Frontal Lobe
This is the most highly evolved part of the brain, responsible for reasoning, planning, emotions, and self-conscious awareness. During meditation, this part of the brain goes offline and helps the brain to relax.
- Parietal Lobe
This part of the brain processes sensory information about the surrounding world, orienting in time and space. During meditation, activity in the parietal lobe slows down.
The gatekeeper of all senses, this organ focuses your attention by funnelling some sensory data deeper into the brain and stopping other signals in their tracks. Meditation reduces the flow of incoming information to a trickle.
- Reticular formation
As the brain sentry, this structure receives incoming stimuli and puts the brain on alert, ready to respond. Meditation dials back the arousal signal.
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