976: How Your Brain Changes with Meditation

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Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash

One of the greatest misperceptions about meditation is that it is a spiritual practice with religious roots.  There is a belief that when you meditate something otherworldly happens.  As spiritual as I am, I also appreciate and understand that meditation has its roots in anatomy and physiology.  Your brain changes when you meditate.  It changes in very positive and discernible ways.  Today, with the help of mindful.org, I will discuss how your brain changes with meditation.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • The purpose of the Amygdala
  • Why a thick brain is good
  • What the Default Mode Network is

Links from this episode:

How the Brain Changes When You Meditate by Mindful


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