Meditation Rebuilds the Brain

People spending an average of 27 minutes of daily meditation have experienced positive effects in the reduction of anxiety and stress.

A Harvard affiliated team of researchers succeeded in monitoring the impact of meditation on MRI scans. They found that participants spending an average of 27 minutes of daily meditation have experienced positive effects in the reduction of anxiety and stress.

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The participants spent an average of 27 minutes per day practicing mindfulness exercises, and this is all it took to stimulate a major increase in gray matter density in the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.

“Participant-reported reductions in stress also were correlated with decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress. None of these changes were seen in the control group, indicating that they had not resulted merely from the passage of time.”

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