What are the scientific benefits of meditation?


There are currently more than one hundred (100) benefits recorded with numerous scientific studies to record them from improvements to the nervous system, in sleep, in heart conditions to name but a few. From the Yogic perspective this is not surprising at all but it is always nice to see western science catching up with the yogic science. From a Yogic perspective and in reference to Patanjali’s 8 limbs of Yoga, the subtler four parts of the yogi’s path are meditative. The asanas part was always meant to prepare the body for the sited posture and to maintain a straight spine. [...]