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Yoga and meditation

Yoga to Train the Brain


Though we all know that meditation is the best way to reduce stress, we seldom practice it. An hour of yoga or meditation on a daily basis will change the way we look at our lives. It has a soothing effect on the body and the mind. Recent studies have also shown that meditating can cause structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve memory and multitasking skills. Until now meditation was believed only to help us to manage anger and stress, but this novel revelation has made yoga a much more important practice that should be inculcated in all our lives.

Meditation – For the Brainier Brain


Scientists have found meditation is associated with a thicker cerebral cortex and more gray matter. These parts of the brain are linked with memory, attention span, decision-making, and learning. Even people who meditate just once a week for four years showed increased cortical gratification, the folding of the cerebral cortex that helps people process information. Although the reasons for the link between meditation and changes in the brain are still not clear, the cognitive abilities certainly relate to meditation. Researchers also believe that meditation helps people deal with interruption and work on several assignments more proficiently. It also helps students to combat stress during exams.

Several scientists disagree by stating that meditation only has brain-boosting power. Scientists have also found that yoga persuades changes in the expression of immune system related genes, thus increasing your immunity. There are different types of meditation, and each type of meditation has its unique and lasting benefits. Yoga and meditation provide highly practical methods to help manage stress before there is an irreversible damage. This does not mean you will have to make massive changes in your life style.

Meditation the best Energy Meds!


A recent study on a group of people who meditated for just 20 minutes showed positive changes in their gene expression. The genes linked to mitochondrial functions, energy metabolism, telomere maintenance, insulin secretion, and were kindled to work better, while the genes linked with stress and inflammations were deactivated. Researchers also did the same experiment on more experienced meditators and found that their blood samples showed even more considerable and positive changes in gene expression.

All these researches provide credible evidence to practice yoga and on a regular basis. Learn yoga today, and lead a healthy and peaceful life. The effects of yoga get better with practice.

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James Watson
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