The difference between practices of meditation
Most people tend to believe that all types of meditations are the same. It is common to hear about the benefits of “meditation,” but most people don’t know that there are different benefits to be obtained based specifically on the type of meditation practice pursued. One person may practice Vipassana meditation a.k.a. “mindfulness” and reap numerous benefits, while another may practice Transcendental meditation (TM) and get an entirely different beneficial effect.
In recent years meditation practices have come to be associated with things like reduced anxiety, increased cognitive function, lower rates of depression, and a greater degree of self-control. That said, you may not be aware of the fact that the type of meditation you chose to practice elicits different effects on your brain than another. This holds true for brain volume increases, areas of activation, as well as brain waves.