Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Meditation Really Can Change the "Shape" of Your Brain

Meditation really can change the "shape" of your brain. That's the conclusion of the latest in a raft of studies recently that have shown the benefits of meditation in plain terms. Only last week, there was the finding that meditation can be a more effective pain-killer than morphine for some people.

Now, a study of healthy women taught mindfulness shows that their brains really did change within weeks of beginning meditation, compared to a control group. You can find out more about the study here.

Meditation really can change the way your brain is wired. Image: Clare Walker

Of course, people have been meditating for millenia, quietly convinced of its benefits just because of the way it can make you feel. But it's always nice to have some scientific confirmation. too.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I just need to go away and change the shape of my brain just a tiny bit more...


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