We got invited by Phuket Bangkok hospital some time ago for testing the brain function with functional MRI. After the brain scanning, we had a talk with them and the subject was about how the ancient way of Meditation Benefits to the brain from the scientific aspect. From their record, the meditation practitioners have more gray matter in the brain
. These areas are important for attention, emotion regulation and mental flexibility. That said, meditation helps one overall psychological well-being. Here are the Meditation Benefits researched by Dr.Wiwat Seetamanotch, the “Senses Wellness Homestay” owner in Phuket;
Brain ages slower with meditation
From Phuket Bangkok hospital research’s record couple with a study from UCLA, we found that long-term meditators had their brain preserved better compare to the average. That’s said, with meditation, our brain ages slower. Although our brain still ages, the amount of gray matter loss is significantly less than non-meditators. This leads to overall well-being in old meditators compare to non- meditators.
Meditation helps to improve the Brain
Meditation Benefits can change the structure of the brain. The researchers have shown that meditation can help increasing hippocampus’s thickness while decreasing amygdala. Which mean we can increase emotion control over our self and reduce stress by the structure of our brain. This change is the change from the root of oneself. That’s why we felt better when meditating for a period of time.
Meditation Reduces “Wondering mind”
Some studies found that mindfulness meditation can reduce wondering mind in meditation practitioners. It decreases activity in the brain areas responsible for wondering mind. This wondering mind is one of the reasons why we are ruminating or worry about past and future which lead to being less happy.
Free Antidepressants by meditation
Mindfulness meditation can reduce depression, anxiety, and pain. The effects are similar to antidepressants in the market. However, meditation comes from your own training of mind which increases awareness. This can be one of the tools to deal with the symptoms as is shown in the study that meditation can help with depression. Even for one that doesn’t have the symptoms, meditation can still useful for improving their emotion as well.
Meditation Can Help with Addiction
As previously stated, meditation helps changes the structure so that we have a better self-control. That’s said, meditation also effective against many kinds of addiction such as smoking or alcohol as the meditators are mostly like to have a success in quit smoking from the study. This can also be applying with sugar addiction for weight loss result as well.
Why don’t try meditation now?
Meditation Benefits might not be a magic bullet that cures all. But with so many benefits, why don’t you try starting meditation from today. Just remember to sit in a comfortable position and relax when meditating. If you do not know how to begin and need some help from the experts, why not try our program
which included some guide meditation in Phuket. We are expert in this field with more than 10 years of experience.