Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. Read more...
For years, meditation has been associated with all kinds of benefits,such as increased happiness, more self-control, and better social skills. But so far, it’s been hard to quantify exactly how those benefits are linked with the act of sitting still and focusing your thoughts. Original article
For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example, while other more regular practitioners say it helps them succeed in challenging situations. Original [...]
It may seem unlikely, but a small and growing body of evidence suggests that regular meditation can indeed slow ageing, at least at a cellular level... Original article