Brain Health Benefits of Meditation Making the News

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Meditation Benefits for the Brain

Health Benefits of Meditation

Recently I came across an article in mainstream media that caught my attention and I thought it would be worth sharing with all of you.  The article was titled "6 Natural Cures that Actually Work," and was filed under the Alternative Medicine section at msnbc.com.  Of the 6 natural cures the article listed, meditation as one of them, and here is what it had to say about the health benefits and medical application of meditation.

The article suggested that meditation had proven effective for combating stress and anxiety, and it was also good for the health of the brain.  With regard to the brain, the article indicated that meditation was good for enhancing memory and mental focus.  For proof regarding these claims, the article cited the following research…

Ongoing research at Emory University in Atlanta suggests meditation can reduce feelings of anger and stress. And researchers using brain imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston learned that the cerebral cortex — a brain region associated with attention and memory — was thicker in meditators. The cerebral cortex thins with age, which could be linked with memory loss.

In the article Top 10 Benefits of Meditation, I gave my view of all that meditation can do for you, and it is nice to see science and mainstream society starting to get on board and realize the enormous benefits of this incredible spiritual practice. 

Meditation undoubtedly is excellent for brain function and several brain researchers are now listing meditation as a must if you want to ward off all kinds of brain health issues as you age.  Meditation can help with everything from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, memory problems, concentration, awareness, etc, and the sooner you start the better it is for you.

To help you get started, or to enhance your practice, here are 2 free resources available on Mastery of Meditation: Learn How to Meditate | Beginner’s Meditation Course and The Free Online Guided Meditation Techniques E-book.  No more excuses, just begin!

If you are interested in reading the original article and learning about the other alternative cures they listed, here is a link to that article: 6 Natural Cures that Work.




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26 Responses to “Brain Health Benefits of Meditation Making the News”

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    Meditation Techniques - The Ultimate Guide Says:

    [...] Before I jump ahead though, I would like to be clear that the ultimate purpose of any meditation technique is Spiritual Enlightenment.  That is the final destination and the most important aspect of meditation practice.  It is just that along the way to this highest pinnacle, meditation bestows a bevy of wonderful "side" benefits and these benefits can vary depending on which meditation technique you choose to do.  I have gone into these additional benefits of meditation in several articles and you can read about them here:  Top 10 Profound Benefits of Meditation, Side Benefits of Silent Mind Meditation Program, Brain Health Benefits of Meditation. [...]

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    Shaheen Lakhan Says:

    Thanks for submitting this post to our blog carnival. We just published the 39th edition of Brain Blogging and your article was featured!

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Shaheen

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    Brain Blogging, Thirty-Ninth Edition | Brain Blogger Says:

    [...] Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment and Kundalini Yoga writes Brain Health Benefits of Meditation Making the News: Meditation undoubtedly is excellent for brain function and several brain researchers are now listing meditation as a must if you want to ward off all kinds of brain health issues as you age. Meditation can help with everything from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, memory problems, concentration, awareness, etc, and the sooner you start the better it is for you. [...]

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    3 Easy Kids Meditation Techniques with Videos Says:

    [...] Effective for developing Brain Health and Mental Sharpness. [...]

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    Love Mind Body Spirit » Blog Archive » Vast Benefits of Meditation Confirmed by Survey Says:

    [...] Brain Health Benefits of Meditation Making the News [...]

  6. 11
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi Tom

    Have heard of it, but not tried or researched it. If I do, I will pass on my thoughts to you for sure.

    Cheers,
    Anmol

  7. 10
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hey Ben,

    I am always interested in these scientific studies related to meditation. Thanks for passing along the info, and please continue to do so if you come across such research in the future.

    Thanks,
    Anmol

  8. 9
    Anmol Mehta Says:

    Hi SandraAlyse,

    Thank you for your kind words and inspiring feedback. I am glad you are enjoying the articles and I appreciate you sharing the website with those you coach.

    All Good Wishes,
    Anmol

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    SandraAlyse Says:

    Being a retired pediatrician, it is wonderful to me that the benefits of meditation are being proven in ways that some people will find more acceptable. Teaching children to meditate is so helpful in today’s very hectic, stressful society. Also, I’ve enjoyed several of your articles on meditation (including your wife’s comments re your meditation “designer duds”) and am very grateful that you showed how you child-proof your meditation area and supplies.
    You are a very valuable example of a thoughtful, good choice making individual who is sharing his light with the world. I will add your website to my life coaching recommendations. Thanks for all you are doing…and making free to folks. Light, Unconditional Love, and the Peace that Passes Understanding

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    Personal Development by TRCoach Says:

    Have you heard of Centerpointe Holosync? If you have, what do you think of it?
    Thanks, Tom (TRCoach)

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