In meditation one sits quietly for a few minutes focusing on their breathing or using mantra to go inward; relaxing their body without letting their mind wander. This guided practice is highly effective in improving people's working memory; working memory is the short-term memory system we tap into for managing information, controlling emotions, problem solving, and complex thought.
The best part! you can reap all these benefits with just 10 minutes of regular meditation practice 2 times a day. Meditation training also shifts activity in the frontal regions of the brain towards a pattern indicative of greater positive, approach-oriented emotional state.