Have you ever been so busy that you ignore your body? Maybe work was busy, or you had a new baby, or a relationship was ending and you just forgot to put the focus on your adorable self. During stressful or emotional events, it becomes easy to become mind identified. When we become solely mind identified, we lose focus of our physical bodies and become at risk of feeling run-down and getting sick.
In a nutshell, meditation increases electrical activity in the left side of your brain; the part of your brain that acts as a command center for your immune system. Increased activity in this area of the brain helps make the immune system act more efficiently and produce more defense cells.
Another study at the University of Wisconsin indicates: