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Research

How Meditation Reshapes Our Brains

BRAIN SCANS SHOW MEDITATION ACTUALLY CHANGES THE SIZE OF
KEY REGIONS OF THE BRAIN. Meditation increases grey matter in areas of the brain which improves memory, empathy, compassion and resilience under stress.

Brain
Neuroplasticity

NEUROPLASTICITY:
Your brain is able to rewire from cradle to grave. Engaging in repeat behaviour or using visualisation and meditation leads to changes in the brain. Why? Because neurons actually change how they link and communicate with each other with experiences, either real or imagined.

MEDITATION SLOWS AGING.
Meditation slows down the usual aging process of the brain.
MRI scans show 50 year old meditators retain the same amount of frontal lobe grey matter as 25 year olds.

Meditation
Benefits

The benefits of 8 weeks of meditating
for 30 minutes per day were studied by
comparing MRI scans of meditators with
non-meditators. (The results speak for themselves.)


The Results

Changes to the Brains after 8 Weeks of Meditation

Hippocampus

MEMORY and learning

The Hippocampus increased in size.
This area which assists with learning, and converts short term memory to long term memory.


(The Hippocampus grey matter is reduced in people with depression or PTS (Post- traumatic stress.))

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

The Temporo-Parietal Junction grey matter is thickened.
This area is responsible for empathy, compassion and the ability to put things into perspective.

Emotional Intelligence
Amygdala

RESILIENCE

The Amygdala became smaller.
This area is the centre for activating stress responses,, ‘fight or flight’.
Meditators decreased the size of their
Amygdalae not because it reduced stress in
their lives but because it gave them the ability
to deal with stress differently.

"Meditators feel better, not just as a mood change, but because there is actual neurological change in their brains that makes them feel better." Sara Lazar, Neuroscientist

RODENT EXPERIMENT — ENLARGEMENT OF THE AMYGDALA IN RESPONSE TO STRESS,
Chattarji et al.Rats were exposed to stress for 2 hours a day for 10 days, afterwards, the size of their amygdalae were found to be substantially increased; with increased ability to produce the stress response. The rodents were then treated well for 21 days in a non-stressful environment. Here’s the really interesting part, 3 weeks after the stressful stimulae their amygdalae were still enlarged.

WE DON’T NOTICE OUR STRESS INCREASING
BECAUSE WE SIMPLY GET USED TO IT.

Stress doesn’t naturally settle down once exposure stops and may rack up through our lives.
As each small increase in stress exposure is maintained we get used to it as a new normal.

Before and After

 

In Meditators, Amygdalae shrinkage allows increased
stress resilience taking individuals further and further
away from feelings of worry or stress.


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