Thursday, November 17, 2005

Meditation Builds up the Brain

New Scientist is reporting about a study conducted recently that clearly shows the benefits of meditation. Read it here.

From the article:
They found that meditating actually increases the thickness of the cortex in areas involved in attention and sensory processing, such as the prefrontal cortex and the right anterior insula.

“You are exercising it while you meditate, and it gets bigger,” she says. The finding is in line with studies showing that accomplished musicians, athletes and linguists all have thickening in relevant areas of the cortex. It is further evidence, says Lazar, that yogis “aren’t just sitting there doing nothing".

I myself have felt a difference in attitude, if nothing else, after starting meditation. The natural path group at USC is really a nice opportunity for students to enjoy the benefits of this great technique.

Enough typing... going off to the group meditation now!

Love and Luck


  1. Anonymous4:44 AM

    HI Animesh,
    The subscribe link is broken in the meditate web page.

  2. Anonymous9:57 PM

    I though it was Diwali Pix


  3. Anonymous6:59 AM

    The Natural Path website makes for worthwhile reading. The flowers provide a lovely pictoral accompaniment to the words.