Anxiety is an emotional syndrome, intense, excessive, continuous worry and fear about everyday situations create it. Numerous symptoms are there, which may include fast heart bits, rapid breathing, sweating, palpitations, insomnia, popping up unwanted thoughts and tiredness.
Anxiety may lead to anxiety disorder.
It can appear in various circumstances, which will include examination, sport events, public speaking, meeting someone, health related, travel, etc.
Meditation blocks anxiety, more we meditate, the less anxiety we have.
What is happening in meditation, which helps killing anxiety?
The Spiritual Knowledge
If you practice meditation every day, then your mind will reach to alpha state. Where you will lose your realistic or physical consciousness. Which will lead you to observe things rather getting into it. Therefore, the thoughts, worry, fear won’t affect you like before.
The Scientific Hypothesis
The physiologically speaking we are actually loosening the connections of particular neural links or pathways using meditation.
Normally there’s a section in our brains, known as the Me Center. In technical term it is known as, ‘medial prefrontal cortex’. It processes information relating to ourselves and our experiences. The neural pathways from the bodily sensation and fear centers of the brain to the Me Center are really strong. When we experience a scary event or upsetting sensation, it triggers a strong reaction to our Me Centre, in result we will feel scared, nervous, anxious and under attack.
When we meditate, we weaken this neural connection. This means that we don’t react as strongly to sensations that might have once lit up our Me Centers. As this connection gets weaken, it simultaneously strengthen the connection between what’s known as our Assessment Center (the part of our brains known for reasoning) and our bodily sensation and fear centers. So when the mediator experience scary or upsetting sensations, then he /she can more easily look at them rationally.
For example, when you experience pain, rather than becoming anxious and assuming it means something is wrong with you, you can watch the pain rise and fall without becoming ensnared in a story about what it might mean.
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