Top Five Research Studies You Must know About Mindfulness

The five most relevant studies about the benefits of meditation on your health 1- Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density In 2010 researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital performed MRI studies in participants before and after they underwent an eight-week mindfulness based stress reduction program (MBSR). They identified increases in gray matter concentration in several areas of the brain in the MBSR group compared to the controls ( the posterior cingulate cortex, the temporo-parietal junction, hippocampus and the cerebellum ). These are areas of the brain involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing