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How Meditation Affects the Gray Matter of the Brain

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 8, 2010

Huffington Post By David Hamilton*, Ph.D. (PhD in organic chemistry)

I like to meditate. It makes me feel at ease and I am convinced that the sense of calm it produces helps me to handle thedaily challenges of my life. There are, of course, times when I don’t keep up my daily practice of sitting quietly for 10 or 15 minutes, but these are the times in my life when I experience more stress.

Stress affects everyone. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t get stressed. But unfortunately, it plays a major role in illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in fact, up to 90 percent of doctor visits in the U.S. may be stress related. Meditation is an antidote to stress, just as an aspirin can counter a headache. A regular practice can be a major boost to health. Read the rest of this entry »

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