Benefits of Mindfulness; “Buddha’s Brain”: Rick Hanson

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“Increases gray matter in the insula, hippocampus; and prefrontal cortex; reduces cortical thinning due to aging in prefrontal regions strengthened by meditation; improves psychological functions associated with these regions, including attention, compassion, and empathy.
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Increases activation of left frontal regions, which lifts mood.
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Increases the power and reach of fast, gamma-range brainwaves in experienced Tibetan practitioners; brainwaves are the weak but measurable electrical waves produced by large numbers of neurons firing rhythmically together.
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Decreases stress-related cortisol.
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Strengthens the immune system.
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Helps a variety of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, type II diabetes, PMS, and chronic pain.
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Helps numerous psychological conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, phobias, and eating disorders.
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“Increases gray matter in the insula, hippocampus; and prefrontal cortex; reduces cortical thinning due to aging in prefrontal regions strengthened by meditation; improves psychological functions associated with these regions, including attention, compassion, and empathy.
*
Increases activation of left frontal regions, which lifts mood.
*
Increases the power and reach of fast, gamma-range brainwaves in experienced Tibetan practitioners; brainwaves are the weak but measurable electrical waves produced by large numbers of neurons firing rhythmically together.
*
Decreases stress-related cortisol.
*
Strengthens the immune system.
*
Helps a variety of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, type II diabetes, PMS, and chronic pain.
*
Helps numerous psychological conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, phobias, and eating disorders.
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