Document Type : Original Article


Department of Psychology, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, Kurdistan, Iraq


This article compares the effects of religious meditation on the brain. Meditation is recommended as a way to strengthen physical and psychological health. It has many positive benefits, from reducing stress symptoms to relieving physical problems such as headaches and even boosting immunity to disease. The general difference between meditating and not meditating is that when meditating, our brain stops processing the fast and active information it is constantly doing. Our brains begin to show a decrease in beta waves; Waves that indicate information processing operations in the brain. Religious meditation and its effect on the brain Meditation of Arabic words is from the root of rival and its source is Al-Raqba is the pit in which the leopard waits for hunting and Al-Raqba is guarded and maintained. Guarded the object, competition of the star: sewn to the star seen. Meditation has a special place in the written works of mystics and Sufis and from all their words it can be seen that meditation is one of the most essential things in the journey of mystics and the seeker needs it in all homes and stages from the beginning to the end of his journey.

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Comparison of the Effect of Religious Meditation on the Brain


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