Mindfulness and meditation have supported me to manage positively some significant health issues over the years. I`ve been a student of meditation for many years, so I want to share the following article with a wider audience. It discusses from a scientific point of view “How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Helps Prevent Disease”.
This article has been sourced from The Huffington Post. The link back to the original article follows at the end of this post.
Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression and protect the brain from aging.
Mindfulness seems to improve nearly every aspect of health — but how? While mounting research has revealed many of the numerous physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness, little is known of the mechanisms underlying these positive changes.
Now, a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, published on Jan. 29 in the journal Biological Psychiatry, demystifies the neurobiological effects of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment.
Huffington Post link http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/meditation-brain-changes-study_us_56b4b7aee4b04f9b57d93bef