Thursday, July 14, 2011

Meditation Will Pump *YOU* Up!

As the great Hans and Franz once said, "We're going to pump you up!"

Little did they know the brain could also be pumped up...and by meditation no less! According to a recent study at UCLA, meditation may be like a push-up for the brain. According to author Mark Wheeler, "specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more gray matter than the brains of individuals in a control group. This suggested that meditation may indeed be good for all of us since, alas, our brains shrink naturally with age." This is because meditation may increase connectivity amongst many different regions of the brain, increasing strength over time. Check out the full article here, and keep up your meditation. Your 85-year-old self will thank you.

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