Harvard study proves effectiveness of Meditation
I'm absolutely thrilled at this news.
Harvard proves the positive effects of Meditation by studying MR (magnetic resonance) images of the brain's of participants of students taking part in a 8 week 'Mindful Meditation' programme.
Images were taken 2 weeks before and after the programme and showed significant increase in 'gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.'
For such a highly regarded institute to publish a paper on what was previously classed as 'pseudoscience' (pseu·do·sci·ence (so͞o′dō-sī′əns) n. A theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation.) this is fantastic news! Proof that a simple daily exercise which involves just breathing and clearing your mind can improve the effectiveness and health of your brain! Next, hopefully, we'll start to see proof on what effect this has on your body too! Very exciting!
Full article here: Eight weeks to a better brain