Meditation Benefits

Regular Meditation Increases Concentration Overall


I posted the results of this study a few weeks ago, but they were so interesting and increased concentration is such an important benefit from meditation that I though I should post it again for those who may not have seen it.

Since our brains use alpha waves when we concentrate, researchers believe people who meditate may be more skilled at being able to tune out background distractions and focus on a task, whether it’s reading a book on the bus or finishing a project at

The author of this article shared a few of her own tips for slowing down the rushing of thoughts that seem to bombard you as soon as you close your eyes and take that first deep breath.

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This study is similar to the one above it and it confirms the results of the other recent, more widely known experiment. That meditation techniques when practiced fully can increase concentration and focus.

In a study published online April 21 in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, the researchers found that people trained to meditateover an eight-week period were better able to control a specific type of brain waves called alpha rhythms. 
MIT News

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In the time it takes you to read this column, you can master the basics of meditation — and make your brain bigger, too. Yep, we started our daily practices back when we YOU Docs thought meditation would just ease stress. Then we found that it reduced 

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