Less Pain, More Gain
In one study, Sara Lazar of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston put meditators and non-meditators into an MRI brain scan.
She studied their brains’ structure and how they brains functioned.
"People who meditate always talk about lasting effects that go beyond the meditation session," Lazar said. "If so, the implication is that different brain wiring supports this change."
That’s exactly what she found. And more.
All 30 volunteers who had practiced meditation anywhere from one to thirty years had thicker brain tissue in two regions than the 20 non-meditators in the study. The two regions affected are the insula and the prefrontal cortex.
The insula controls your perception of pain. It also controls hunger, your perception of heart rate and breathing, and integrates emotion and thought. Pretty impressive. In other words, getting deeply relaxed not only helps control pain but gives you a whopping ‘I feel great’ syndrome.
The other part of the brain affected by meditation is the prefrontal cortex. It controls your attention, your memory and your decision-making. OK, so we add to the list, the ability to focus, remember and make quick decisions.
Pretty impressive. But wait, there’s more.
Your brain’s tissue loss slows down as well. This thickening, Lazar said, "gives credibility to the claims of meditators." So you feel great many years more than most other folks. Because normally the prefrontal cortex thins with age, but meditating slows down this tissue loss, she said.
The other good news is that tapping into high frequency sounds also takes you into a meditative state. That’s why Tibetan monks use Singing Bowls and chanting. The high frequencies in those sounds are incredibly powerful and immediate.
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Tania Gabrielle French
P.S. “Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.” - Bhagavad Gita. How do you still the mind – by getting your mind relaxed and focused. By immersing yourself in high frequency sound.