Nowadays, even scientists begin to explore areas of the brain and states of our mind and body (observed in mediation) that activate parts of our brain, which cannot be attained by any other conditioning of our mind and body, but by reaching a mental, spiritual and physical state under meditative control.
Researchers say that people who meditate may be benefiting from changes in their brains. A scientific report was made which shows that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. Brain scans taken before and after the participants’ meditation routine found increased gray matter in the hippocampus, an area important responsible for learning and memory. The images also showed a reduction of gray matter in the amygdale region connected to anxiety and stress.
The word “meditation” and the word “medicine” come from the same root, say professor Osho. Medicine heals the physical body and meditation is in charge of healing our spiritual state. Osho argues that the word “healing” and the word “whole” also come from the same root. According to his philosophy to be healed simply means to be whole, not missing anything. Further, he says that another connotation of the word “holy” also comes from the same origin.