Meditation means to be aware, and to have focus or direction. When you learn to live your life with awareness, to live consciously, and to make conscious choices, your whole life becomes a meditative experience.
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses different techniques – such as mindfulness to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Incorporating mental exercises into your life can help you reap the benefits of a sharper mind. For this reason, it’s not surprising that in general people who possess a higher level of mental agility are also physically healthy.
Individuals who exercise their minds regularly live significantly longer without any signs of age-associated diseases.
A learning/stimulating environment maintains, builds, and remodels neural connections. Several regions of the brain that are involved in memory, reflection, decision making, and planning have cells that can mature into functioning neural cells.
Recent studies show how meditation may help to keep your brain healthy and your mind sharp. Through the consistency of the practice you will experience a decrease of your level of stress and anxiety, a deep relaxation with deep awareness. Your mind will be less chatty and more focus, making you function better in your daily life. A training of the mind is also useful to face unexpected situations in proficuous ways.