Neuroscience, Meditation and Well-being
An article from ” The Review: The Weekly Beaker,” states that Buddhist monks compared the mind in a meditative state to malleable gold. Modern neuroscience is proving that to be true.
Meditation changes the brain in many ways. And these changes can improve the quality of our lives. It:
- Decreases stress
- Increases the sense of well-being and peace
- Contributes to being positive
- Improves mood
- Quickens thinking and mental processing
- Establishes thoughts and habits more easily
- Improves health
- Decreases pain
Meditation and self-hypnosis access the same types of brain waves and can induce these kinds of changes in the brain. Practicing either of these can give you these kinds of results.
Our western culture values success, achievement and accomplishment, but that it comes at a cost. We physically and mentally run ourselves into the ground. Modern neuroscience is proving that we can literally improve our brains. Meditation and/or self-hypnosis help us to rebuild those inner resources and cultivate awareness and insight. And that could further our productivity and success.
Read the full article: The Weekly Beaker: The Neuroscience of Wellbeing – Meditation.