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Benefits of Meditation

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Wondering about the potential benefits of meditation?  Here are just a few scientifically proven benefits of meditation:

1-Change in Brain Shape: meditation has been shown to increase cortical thickness and increased gray matter and hippocampus size

2-Change in how emotions are processed by the amygdala

3-Meditation changes gene expression and DNA

4-It’s not just for women!  The Department of Defense has invested in meditation programs for marines.  Men benefit greatly from meditation.  

5-Meditation is an excellent tool for stress management and stress reduction

6-Meditation has been shown to improve cardiovascular health and prevent cardiac events including stroke

 

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Posted by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, an independent yoga and meditation instructor based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Find out more at www.sharonrudykyoga.com.

 

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