According to an article from Scientific American, meditation helps to promote self-awareness. Both hemispheres of the brain are associated with self-recognition and self-awareness, which help improve sensations of emotional and bodily perception. Practicing meditation promotes conceptual and bodily self-awareness by activating certain regions of the brain. Meditating also helps break down any boundaries between the physical and the emotional, allowing the individual to become more aware of his or her internal thoughts and feelings without disruption. Self-awareness thus improves the ability to think and perceive in the present moment, enhancing the overall conscious experience, as well as the physical sensation of orgasm and sexual pleasure.