For developing brains,meditation has as much as, even more promise than it has for adults. There’s certainly a lot of evidence that it may do some good for those who practice it regularly.
There is a section of our brains that’s sometimes called the Me Center, it’s technically the medial prefrontal cortex. This is the part that processes information relating to ourselves and our experiences.
The practice’s many upsides is its effect on athletic performance. The practice of focusing mindful attention can help athletes cultivate discipline in training and clarity of mind in high-thinking.
To reduce the stress many people are doing meditation, and there’s lots of good evidence to support this rationale. Studies have shown its benefits in reducing anxiety, even years after the initial 8-week course. Research has also shown that mindfulness meditation, in contrast to attending to the breath only, can reduce anxiety – and that these changes seem to be mediated through the brain regions associated with those self-referential (“me-centered”) thoughts.
Editation is not a panacea, but there’s certainly a lot of evidence that it may do some good for those who practice it regularly.
Stanford University team found that MBSR brought about changes in brain regions involved in attention, as well as relief from symptoms of social anxiety.