Long-term Meditation and the Brain

meditationThe article we found on the MedicalXpress.com website may not surprise many of our readers, but it is encouraging to see things like this appear in a very mainstream medical website.

In an article entitled “Long-term meditation leads to different brain organization”, the author reveals that several studies “have shown that this type of meditation may have beneficial effects on long-term emotional stability and, consequently, on disorders such as anxiety and major depression.”

The article provides a lot of information on how one particular study was carried out and ends on this note. Veronica Taylor, the lead author of the study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Advance Access in March 2012 says”

“There is still much to discover about the power of meditation,” she says. In the meantime, she suggests everyone take it up. “It doesn’t cost anything and you can meditate anywhere and anytime… and the benefits are real.”

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