A few articles have been written before on this site about the various benefits of meditation. Meditation is no longer new-age, it has gone (almost) mainstream. That is because the advancement of fMRI machines has unleashed a lot of studies that have confirmed its purported benefits. The infographic below talks about 4 must-know (and scientifically) confirmed facts about meditation. Meditation increases gray matter, improves brain plasticity, helps you sleep more efficiently, and lowers blood pressure. Check out the infographic below..