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Meditation increases brain gray matter

meditation-indian-guruIn a study published in the journal NeuroImage and currently available online (by subscription), the researchers report that certain regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger than in a similar control group. Research has confirmed the beneficial aspects of meditation. In addition to having better focus and control over their emotions, many people who meditate regularly have reduced levels of stress and bolstered immune systems.Full Story : PhysOrg.com…..

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Meditation increases empathy & compassion

MeditationAccording to a recent study, meditation may increase a person’s ability to feel empathy and benevolence for others. Study was done by analyzing the brain activity of subjects while they are practicing Compassion meditation. Compassion meditation involves first focusing on loved ones and directing loving-kindness toward them, and then extending that goodwill to all beings indiscriminately. The researchers believe that their findings suggest compassion can be learned and increased with practice.

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Meditation Impacts Blood Pressure

MeditationTranscendental Meditation is an effective treatment for controlling high blood pressure, according to a new research conducted at the University of Kentucky. The practice of Transcendental Meditation was associated with approximate reductions of 4.7 mm systolic blood pressure and 3.2 mm diastolic blood pressure.

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