By: Adeel Anwar and Austin Maize
Harvard has just recently conducted a study at Massachusetts General Hospital confirming that meditation rebuilds the grey matter in one's brain.
Let me repeat myself.
Meditation. Rebuilds. Your. Brian.
The simple act of meditation works to rebuild synapses in your brain previously thought impossible to ever be re-accessed once diminished.
Now that I've got your brain, let me inform you the multitude of other benefits that one can acquire through the simple act of meditation.
Not only can it reconstruct your brain by creating new neuronal pathways that allow for faster neuronal processing. it literally makes you smarter by rapidly increasing your overall cognitive function. They say that we only use a small fraction of the overall power of our all-powerful brains. However, when done correctly, meditation boosts alpha brainwaves, which are responsible for learning, memorizing, and studying.
Speaking of studies, mindfulness training can have a tremendous effect on your critical thinking abilities. Alpha oscillations become much more prominent, your sensory inputs are minimal gaining a crystal clear laser focus X-ray vision mind reading abilities. Just kidding, or am I?
Stress management is a major key in healing the body and the mind, regulating it through mediation can help tremendously by lowering your adrenaline levels. Adrenaline is our "fight or flight" hormone that causes a drastic increase in our heart rate and blood pressure. Nor-aderaline, the hormone most commonly used in the aforementioned “Fight or Flight”, is a primitive evolutionary trait that has been passed on to us through our ancestors.
Unnecessary mind created stress over long periods of time leads to high levels of adrenaline which in turn leads to the release of a hormone known as cortisol, which not only impedes muscle growth, but also plays a role in a host of other factors in the human body and its cognitive abilities. Along with this, cardiovascular health being an enormous issue across North America, if you want specifics, heart disease is second to only cancer. And by utilizing exercise, meditation and abstinence many prior “addicts’ can get their vasculature much to the same level present prior to their addiction. The younger you are when you en-roll in rehab, the better.
Sleep is good, I mean really good. That is unless you're not getting any. Which might be caused by a lack of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep and other major hormones in the body that reduce anxiety and depression. A study by Vincent Giampapa, MD, showed an astonishing average 98% increase in melatonin levels among study participants who meditated before resting. So if you can't sleep, don't stare into your phone for hours on end and wonder why you're not falling asleep. A general rule of thumb is to put your phone on silent an hour before you decide to go to sleep. Spend these final ten minutes before you go to sleep by working on your mindfulness, loving yourself for who ever you are and who you will become once you’re able to break free from the monotony of life and pursue your true passion. Also, as far as making money while you recover, there are many different ways for you to get paid, even through our own website. Please contact our CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, while leaving your name, address and a phone number he can reach you at along with this. Meditation helps one's’ mind, body, and soul. No longer is it a hippy taboo, it's science. With numerous validating studies proving its’ efficacy. Along with that mindfulness training go to a long way.
Austin and Adeel.