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While meditation has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that scientists have probed its physiological effects on practitioners. In an increasingly hectic world, now more than ever people want to know, "what exactly is the science behind this centuries-old practice?" Is meditation some ancient hocus pocus still in use today, or a scientifically proven method to increase one’s well-being and health?

In a three-minute video posted to YouTube, AsapSCIENCE summarizes the current scientific findings on meditation. As it turns out, saving time in your day to meditate can minimize stress, boost pain tolerance, and increase the density of gray matter in areas associated with learning, memory processing, and emotion regulation.  

To learn more, watch the video below.

 

 

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