Infographic: The Body on Meditation

Most of us are familiar with the many health benefits conferred by meditating, like reducing stress, anxiety and depression, lowering cholesterol and risks of heart disease, and strengthening the immune system.

But did you know a regular meditation practice can make structural changes to the brain?

This informative and interesting infographic entitled "The Body on Meditation" explains what actually happens inside the body during meditation and how meditating affects various bodily functions.

The infographic also summarizes the results of various studies involving meditation and stress, pain sensation, smoking addiction, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure and the immune system.

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Infographic and Illustrations:  Troy Dunham
Source and for Full Page Version:  The Huffington Post
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