Increases Visuospatial Awareness

meditation-image-57Researchers at George Mason University discovered that Deity Yoga (DY) meditation momentarily increases our visual-spatial awareness. Normally, our short-term visual memory retains images for a matter of seconds. However, a recent study suggests that meditation has the potential to extend that time span. Researchers conducted an experiment testing an individual’s ability to mentally rotate a three-dimensional structure and retain that image through visual memory. The results showed that those who meditated for 20 minutes scored better on the two tasks, compared to those who practiced another type of meditation. This indicates that DY meditation allows us to increase our visuospatial awareness.