Meditation has long since evolved from a high moral aspect of Eastern culture into a convenient and practical activity available to everyone. It is necessary for absolutely all people. Meditation is the observation of oneself and one’s thoughts. It’s a conscious experience of them, the ability to separate themselves from their emotional component and not to identify with their thoughts. It helps the brain to rest for a while. To stop the thought background that it generates. Or to dissociate from that background and just observe it. It helps to rest, focus, improve concentration and attention, relax, calm and focus.
During the practice, there is a complete relaxation of the body, but at the same time, many processes are triggered in it. Meditation has a positive effect on the brain, increases the level of concentration and attention. And after practice, both hemispheres of the brain begin to work in balance – it brings order to life.
Meditations develop imagination and the ability to visualize. This is due, again, to the balancing of the different areas of the brain. It is commonly believed that people with analytical and logical minds have a left hemisphere and creative minds have a right hemisphere. But spiritual practices can also be considered “right hemispheric”: they develop imagination and the ability to visualize. So it is possible that previously distant from the art of man awakens the creative potential.
Meditation is not aimless contemplation of an abstract point in space. In practice, attention must be directed inward. And those people who take enough time to examine their own nature begin to better understand and feel those around them. Because the practices affect the brain processes and mental state, they teach how to generate positive emotions on their own.