Cause MEDITATION CHANGES THE BRAIN STRUCTURE?


A study conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Bender Institute of Neuroimaging in Germany found that a deep meditation for 27 minutes a day for eight weeks to produce changes in brain areas associated with memory, empathy, and stress.

Dr. Britta Hölzel, author of the study published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging on 30 January, said, "It's interesting to see the flexibility of the brain, and the practice of meditation play an important role to change the brain and improve the welfare and quality of life."

"Although the practice of meditation is associated with calmness and physical relaxation, doctors have long argued that meditation also provide cognitive and psychological benefits that lasted all day," said Dr. Sara Lazar, a co-author of the study.
Sixteen people participated in the study. They underwent brain scans two weeks before and after the study. Image of magnetic resonance structure of their brains showed increased gray matter density in the hippocampus, a brain region associated with memory, emotion, spatial orientation, and navigation.

Nowadays, meditation is seen as a tool to reduce anxiety, improve health and well-being, and increase the capacity of internal and external perception.

The main benefit obtained from their meditation practice continually, discipline, and dedication.

Meditation is done by sitting, your spine straight, without stress, and be positive, sincere, and respectful. A suitable environment and proper position, it is important for successful meditation. Very helpful if accompanied by a guide or instructions from his master.

Falun Gong, A processing practices of mind, body, and soul of traditional Chinese culture, consisting of a form of exercise and meditation that improves the body and mind, allows one to enter in tranquility. Falun Gong, Also called Falun Dafa, Is a form of qigong, Which has its roots in ancient Chinese culture.

The purpose of the various forms of meditation exercises to awaken one's inner policy and to live harmoniously with others.

In July 1977, American Psychological Association recognize the importance of meditation as a healer and facilitator of the therapeutic process.

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