Fascinating Video Explains Scientifically-Proven Benefits Of Meditation

Asher Bayot

Meditation might sound like mumbo-jumbo to many, but science has actually proven the powerful benefits that can be derived from practicing the ancient art. Experts agree on the health advantages of engaging in meditative activities, and recent studies have even confirmed its great contributions to people's physical and psychological well-being.

YouTube channel ASAPScience recently presented some of the most amazing advantages of meditation in a viral video that has gotten over half a million views in the past week. In the video, ASAPScience's Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain the different effects of meditation on a person's mental and physical state.

John Hopkins University's Mahdav Goyal, who was the lead author of the research, said, "In our study, meditation appeared to provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as what other studies have found from antidepressants."

Another study has even linked meditation and cancer recovery. According to the Huffington Post last year, meditation has been seen to provide psychological and emotional impact on survivors of cancer. It has also been observed to actually alter physical cells among breast cancer survivors who practiced meditation on a regular basis.

Researcher Linda Carlson, who discovered the amazing phenomenon, wrote, "We already know that psychosocial interventions like mindfulness meditation will help you feel better mentally, but now for the first time we have evidence that they can also influence key aspects of your biology."

There are many online guides and tips that can help you start with meditation. Various YouTube instructional videos, like the one below, provide comprehensive information on how to practice the revered art.

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