Why YOU should learn to meditate

Why You Should Learn to #meditate by Silvia Mordini

Read on below for the science.

Here’s why I do it and think you should to. 

Meditation will change your life. It works fast. It’s simple. Let me teach you. I’d love that. ☮️ Register at http://7daysof.love for week long meditation program. Or join me for a 3 week immersion in Bali or Costa Rica where everyday for 21 days you will learn and practice meditation. Learn more here.

Lazar: We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different regions in the brains of the two groups. In the group that learned meditation, we found thickening in four regions:

1. The primary difference, we found in the posterior cingulate, which is involved in mind wandering, and self relevance.

2. The left hippocampus, which assists in learning, cognition, memory and emotional regulation.

3. The temporo parietal junction, or TPJ, which is associated with perspective taking, empathy and compassion.

4. An area of the brain stem called the Pons, where a lot of regulatory neurotransmitters are produced..The amygdala, the fight or flight part of the brain which is important for anxiety, fear and stress in general. That area got smaller in the group that went through the mindfulness-based stress reduction program..The change in the amygdala was also correlated to a reduction in stress levels.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/05/26/harvard-neuroscientist-meditation-not-only-reduces-stress-it-literally-changes-your-brain/?utm_term=.0ceb40e0fa54
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