Spiritual Practices including Meditation & Forgiveness

Meditation Increases Size of Hippocampus! (MGH study Jan 2011)

  • Just 30 minutes a day for 2 months! Practicing “mindfulness.”
  • Meditation enlarged the grey matter in the left hippocampus involved with
    • verbal memory and
    • memory of language
    • Empathy
    • Sense of self

Meditation improves brain health – decreases stress

  • MGH study also showed that Mindfulness medication decreases part of brain related to stress –in the amygdala.
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, January 2011, Britta K. Hölzel, James Carmody, Mark Vangel, Christina Congleton, Sita M. Yerramsetti, Tim Gard and Sara W. Lazar


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