Science has spoken.
A new study published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging shows that subjects who meditated 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had
measurable changes in parts of the brain
associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
According to an article in The New York Times, “How Meditation May Change the Brain:”
M.R.I. brain scans taken before and after the participants’ meditation
regimen found increased gray matter in the hippocampus, an area
important for learning and memory. The images also showed a reduction of
gray matter in the amygdala, a region connected to anxiety and stress. A
control group that did not practice meditation showed no such changes.
We want to know: Meditation improves your memory, makes you feel better about yourself, and reduces stress. What is holding you back from meditating?