Meditation can help alleviate anxiety
Stressful events can produce anxiety in almost everyone. For some though anxiety is a life-long problem, even a chronic condition that often can’t be shut off when the specific situation occurs that triggers the anxiety response. Intense anxiety can therefore severely limit daily activity and the trigger to that anxiety can happen at any time.
All mental activity has to have a physical correlation in the brain, and in relation to anxiety, there is often increased activity in the amygdala, the area of the brain associated with regulating emotions, including fear. Neuroscientists found that people who practiced meditation were more able to turn down the reactivity of this area and therefore reduce anxiety effectively.
Information from Psychology Today on how Meditation can reduce anxiety on a neural level: