brain-sm.jpgThe latest in several studies on how meditation affects the brain (and thus our lives) found that meditators’ noggins actually have more gray matter in certain areas than non-meditators.

According to Dr. Belleruth Naparstek, those spots are associated with “emotional regulation and response control.” She adds that this “might account for meditators’ singular abilities to cultivate positive emotions, retain emotional stability, and engage in mindful behavior.”

So cool! And a great reminder to stop, drop, and breathe. Here’s the meditation study’s abstract

Do you have a meditation practice? If so do you find it helps you?

[Image via: http://belleruthnaparstek.com/hot-research/yes-virginia-size-matters-meditators-really-do-have-bigger-brains.html

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