7 Shocking Benefits of Daily Meditation



Today we explore 7 shocking benefits of daily meditation. If you want to know how to meditate for beginners and how this can have a positive impact on your life, this video is for you!

Music: “Cute” and “Ukulele” from Bensound.com

Thanks to the rest of the TopThink team who worked on this video, including Tristan Reed (Writing), Troy W. Hudson (Voice), and Plamen (Animation).

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26 thoughts on “7 Shocking Benefits of Daily Meditation

  1. Strengthen Spirit… "Meditate profoundly, that the secret of things unseen may be revealed unto you, that you may inhale the sweetness of a spiritual and imperishable fragrance, and that you may acknowledge the truth … so that light may be distinguished from darkness, truth from falsehood, right from wrong,.." – Baha'i Faith

  2. Why Meditation IS rest, a perspective from Affective Neuroscience, which is a bit different from Cognitive neuroscience

    And yes, the video is correct about all the benefits of meditation because is emphasizes the affective benefits of the practice, but good and simple explanations count too!

    The neurological correlates of relaxation that render affect are ignored in the meditation literature, and for good reason. For to do so would invalidate meditation as a special or unique mental state. For individuals who aren’t academics, meditation is primarily justified for its affective (a feeling of pleasure and avoidance of pain, or tension) rather than behavioral (more effective cognition, changes in brain morphology) results, and it is an established fact that pleasure is mediated by the activation of opioid systems in the brain that are elicited by rest, with no evidence to suggest other causal mechanisms in meditation for reported pleasure. Indeed, the empiric literature in the neuro-psychology on meditation does not account for the affective nature of meditation, and focuses instead on the activity of cortical structures, hence falling under the rubric of cognitive neuroscience. This neglect calls into serious question the explanatory power of current neuro-psychological studies of meditation, which do not address and thus cannot justify rest and meditation as different affective states that have dissimilar causes.

    The Psychology of Rest
    https://www.scribd.com/doc/284056765/The-Book-of-Rest-The-Odd-Psychology-of-Doing-Nothing

    Meditation and Rest
    from the International Journal of Stress Management, by this author
    https://www.scribd.com/doc/121345732/Relaxation-and-Muscular-Tension-A-bio-behavioristic-explanation

    Holmes Article on Rest
    https://www.scribd.com/document/291558160/Holmes-Meditation-and-Rest-The-American-Psychologist

    and at web site doctormezmer if you do not mind a little irony with your psychology

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