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10 Incredible Benefits of Meditation

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2. Structural Transformation

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Structural Transformation

Meditation doesn’t just make your brain bigger, it can change the physical shape of your brain too! according to a 2011 study from the journal psychiatry research, meditation transforms into specific structures in the brain, the hippocampus, and the amygdala.

First, the hippocampus is a tiny structure located in your temporal lobe, despite its small size your hippocampus plays a major role in critical cognitive functions, like memory, and learning. without your hippocampus, you couldn’t even remember your own name.

After eight short weeks of meditation training, researchers found that participants had larger thicker hippocampus, which means faster learning and a much more efficient memory.

Second, the amygdala is the emotional center of your brain known for its almond-like shape, the amygdala processes fundamental emotions like fear and anxiety, but the same 2011 study found that meditation reduces that negativity it shrinks areas in your amygdala related to stress and other damaging emotions.

By meditating frequently you may actually transform the shape of your brain and change your life for the better.

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