Over time, there have been numerous studies that confirm the benefits of meditation on the brain. The latter comes from Harvard University, where researchers have discovered that meditation rebuilds gray matter in just eight weeks, so clean your brain with meditation, right now.
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Although meditation is associated with a sense of tranquility and physical relaxation, many of those who practice it recognize the cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day.
The study demonstrates that changes in the brain structure that occur during meditation may be at the heart of the state of well-being that people experience after meditation.
In the study, 16 participants were monitored with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) two weeks before participating in the experiment but also after it was completed. They meditated for 30 minutes per day, listening to guided meditation recordings, or noticing their sensations, emotions and thoughts without judging them.
As a result of the analyzes that were concentrated on areas where increased activity was recorded during meditation in other similar studies, increased gray matter density was observed in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory, and in the structures associated with vigilance, compassion, and introspection.
‘It is fascinating how these studies demonstrate scientifically that meditation can change the processes that take place in the brain and how it plays an active role in the changes that take place in the brain, improving our state of well-being and quality of life. Thus, we can understand that practicing these mind-restraining techniques is not a passive process, even if we stand still with our eyes closed, but on the contrary during meditation we activate areas of the brain associated with stress, well-being and intelligence. So what better to start the day if not a meditation? That’s why we started the morning classes of meditation and yoga, right in the middle of Bucharest, before people go to the office, offer an hour of quiet and prepare a wonderful day in the subconscious,’ one of the study’s leaders explains.
Other studies are also demonstrating the benefits of meditation on the brain.
The studies show that people who practice long-term meditation have much more active and unnerved nerve cells. Studies show that people who have been meditating for more than 20 years have more gray matter in the brain than non-practitioners.
It is also demonstrated that the mindfulness technique in which people has not been found a translation, but we can tell it vigilantly, the act of being anchored today and the detachment from the past and the future, decreases brain activity in rest, that is, when we surprise that we have a bunch of thoughts.
This part of the brain is active when we do not think of anything in particular and works like a monkey, trying to cling to any thought because the mind in the absence of thoughts would no longer exist.
Since people with a multitude of obsessive thoughts are considered to be less happy, constantly worried about the past and the future, meditation can help them calm their minds through the new connections that are made in the brain and can instantly return to present.
Meditation rivals the effects of antidepressants for depression and anxiety, according to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins. Meditation is a form of getting our brains to remain active through vigilance.
Meditation can help overcome dependencies and recover from it. The study by the American Lung Association has shown that program participants who wanted to quit smoking and practiced meditation quickly surpassed this addiction in the next 17 weeks than those who had undergone conventional treatment. The explanation is that meditation disengages you from physical desires until you overcome them.
What means to meditate?
Many people misunderstand meditation and think that it is addressed to the few, that you have to stand in a certain position and empty your mind of thoughts. But things are not so, meditation can even be practiced by anyone and the benefits are there anyway you can do.
It is true that it is recommended that you sit in the bottom with your Turkish legs, because you stop the energy to descend, you can be more vigilant and it is harder to fall asleep. But that does not mean that if you sit on the couch in a normal position or lie in bed you can not meditate. The effects will not be the same, but they happen.
Emptying the mind. Indeed this is the ultimate goal of meditation, the transcendence of the mind, but this will not succeed from the first. If you can not release
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