why does meditation increase dopamine levels?

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it is known that meditating on regular basis increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. I guess serotonin makes sense, but what about dopamine? It’s connected to reward and motivation, so why would the activity that’s literally doing nothing promoting release of this chemical?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation doesn’t accomplish anything, but it can make you feel good about things you already accomplished by thinking back on them.

If you hear a funny joke, you laugh. But often, if it was funny enough, you’ll laugh again if you think about it later. It’s like that, only with pride/sense of accomplishment.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation doesn’t accomplish anything, but it can make you feel good about things you already accomplished by thinking back on them.

If you hear a funny joke, you laugh. But often, if it was funny enough, you’ll laugh again if you think about it later. It’s like that, only with pride/sense of accomplishment.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation doesn’t accomplish anything, but it can make you feel good about things you already accomplished by thinking back on them.

If you hear a funny joke, you laugh. But often, if it was funny enough, you’ll laugh again if you think about it later. It’s like that, only with pride/sense of accomplishment.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation can release dopamine but long term it gets you more onto serotonin than dopamine.

Here’s an article I found about how meditation increases dopeamine levels:
https://plasticbrainblog.com/2018/12/16/meditation-mood-dopamine-levels/

As a meditator I can share that one reason meditation releases dopamine is because it feels good! (once you understand the principles and practice a good amount )

Loving-kindness or “Metta” meditation is a blast for this.
Any positive thought towards another person releases dopeamine and serotonin too which is why monks can be so happy!

Anonymous 0 Comments

It doesn’t. There have been a lot of research shown that is not the case. Newest episode of [Huberman Lab](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K-TW2Chpz4k) discusses it in the 1h52.

Anonymous 0 Comments

That’s the relaxing effect of meditation. The body needs rest so the dopamine is an encouragement to rest regularly. As you can imagine, meditation is very restfull.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation can release dopamine but long term it gets you more onto serotonin than dopamine.

Here’s an article I found about how meditation increases dopeamine levels:
https://plasticbrainblog.com/2018/12/16/meditation-mood-dopamine-levels/

As a meditator I can share that one reason meditation releases dopamine is because it feels good! (once you understand the principles and practice a good amount )

Loving-kindness or “Metta” meditation is a blast for this.
Any positive thought towards another person releases dopeamine and serotonin too which is why monks can be so happy!

Anonymous 0 Comments

It doesn’t. There have been a lot of research shown that is not the case. Newest episode of [Huberman Lab](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K-TW2Chpz4k) discusses it in the 1h52.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Meditation can release dopamine but long term it gets you more onto serotonin than dopamine.

Here’s an article I found about how meditation increases dopeamine levels:
https://plasticbrainblog.com/2018/12/16/meditation-mood-dopamine-levels/

As a meditator I can share that one reason meditation releases dopamine is because it feels good! (once you understand the principles and practice a good amount )

Loving-kindness or “Metta” meditation is a blast for this.
Any positive thought towards another person releases dopeamine and serotonin too which is why monks can be so happy!

Anonymous 0 Comments

It doesn’t. There have been a lot of research shown that is not the case. Newest episode of [Huberman Lab](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K-TW2Chpz4k) discusses it in the 1h52.