Meditation changes the body and mind – The Journal of the state of Coahuila

Meditation is in fashion. As you tell someone that you have a problem, it is a rare occasion that you do not recommend to practice it. It does not matter if the problem is mental or physical.

Sometimes, the insistence of the people leads us to reject an idea outright. However, wouldn’t it be more interesting to ask why so many people agree to advise you the same thing?

The interest in eastern cultures has brought to the forefront the importance of the power of ideas. And it is that they are the center of our existence.

It is true that the nutrition and physical activity, facilitate the better functioning of our body.

However, it is also true that when our emotions are not balanced, the brain releases substances that change our body and our mind.

Thus, it is possible to appear physical ailments or thoughts that hinder us from life. In this sense, meditation is a great help to keep us healthy.

Until recently, the awareness of this has been accompanied by personal experience. What happens to him.

Today we’ve taken a step further: a scientific study has confirmed the benefits of doing this activity.


J. David Creswell, director of the study, associate professor of psychology and director of the Laboratory of Human Performance and Health in the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Usa) was very much aware of the reluctance of the mindfulness awakens.

One of them consists in thinking that the well-being that you feel should be more a suggestion of those who practise it that to actual effects.

To avoid this issue, you created two groups.

One was of true meditation, while, on the other, they succeeded in developing a process of simulation of the same.

In the first place, brought together 35 men and women who had stress levels high, because they did not have work.

All of them had blood tests and ct scans of the brain.

However, it only took half to a retreat center to learn to meditate consciously. With the rest, they held a false, based on techniques of relaxation and distraction.

The result was eye-catching. All of them stated that they felt more positive in relation to your situation.

For its part, the conclusions of the analysis and the ct scans were very curious.

There were only alterations in those who had meditated. In the other, everything was the same.

The team explains that were detected greater brain connections in the areas responsible for the management of stress, from the generation of calm and tranquility.

In addition, such changes were visible four months after the removal, even despite the fact that few had introduced in your routine later.


In addition to what happened in the mind, they found that a marker of inflammation was less than that before the research.

This shows that the benefits of mindfulness go beyond the that might seem.

However, the director of the team warns that even can not clarify the exact scope of their benefits.

In any case, the discovery is enough to multiply the efforts of scientists in this sense.

It’s not about the impressions of the buddhists or of consumers of self-help that do not know how to be tempered.

On the contrary, we have evidence that mindfulness meditation improves our quality of life. In addition, the fact that four months after enduring their effects means that there is an activity that helps us in the long term.

Taking into account the amount of harmful elements that we are exposed to without we can do nothing, it seems reasonable to bet on this option.

All of this shows us how the first step to improving our health happens by listening to our body.

It is very unlikely that the effects that notes when entering a new habit are merely a imagination. This is the reason why, from here, we would like to thank the efforts of many people who have defended an alternative lifestyle. Another class of medicine.

Even when they have been treated as «enlightened” and a little sane. Your steadfastness and defense of its values have resulted in a scientific study that has given you the reason and that all will benefit.

A great lesson, isn’t it?


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