“The benefits of meditation are plentiful—from reducing stress to managing anxiety and depression—meditation is good for brain health,” said Jennifer Owens, an integrative mental health and wellness expert who has been working in the holistic health field for more than a decade specializing in stress and anxiety management. “[According to studies] meditation actually changes the way the brain works making it more efficient, by increasing the gray matter in the brain. Gray matter is mainly composed of neurons and helps the brain process information; increased grey matter can make the brain better at managing emotions, controlling attention, maintaining focus and more.”