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MEDITATION has been known to cause increased productivity, attention, focus, memory, emotional intelligence, self-control, creativity, and overall wellbeing. Decreased stress, anxiety, emotional eating, high blood pressure, cognitive decline, and insomnia.
OPTIMAL WELLBEING is known to put a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and may incite spontaneous bursts of laughter.
American Academy of Pediatrics 2016
"A number of studies in school settings also show improved attention and behavior. Some research has shown benefits for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, school performance, sleep, behavior problems, and eating disorders. There are also physical benefits as it calms the nervous system and decreases stress hormones. Studies have shown benefits for gastrointestinal symptoms, obesity, headaches, high blood pressure, pain sensitivity, and immune function."
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
MEDITATION FOR BRAIN HEALTH
"We study the impact of yoga and meditation on various cognitive and behavioral functions. Our results suggest that meditation can produce experience-based structural alterations in the brain. We also found evidence that meditation may slow down the age related atrophy of certain areas of the brain.
Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Meditation is being in tune with our inner energy source.