There seems to be many benefits in doing meditation . In addition to reducing stress, one study has concluded that long-term meditators show increases in the thickness of their cerebral cortex, a structure that plays a pivotal role in thought, language, memory and awareness.
And you don't even have to be a long time practitioner of meditation to enjoy its benefits. Recent studies show that structural changes in the brain can occur in as little as eight weeks following participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The brain has shown tremendous capacity for neurogenesis and synaptogenesis with the repetition and practice of a new skill.
What a great time to get into meditation - in preparation for a healthy and happy new year!
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