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Mindfulness Meditation & Measurable Changes in Brain's Gray Matter

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Sushi, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Read more here.
     
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    maddietod Senior Member

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    This appeared in the January 30, 2011 issue; it's not a new study.

    But it's pretty amazing! It makes me wonder if the changes are permanent. And for us long-term meditators, is daily meditation necessary to keep the gains? Or is occasional meditation enough, assuming the depth of the experience is maintained?
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi Madie, I didn't realize it was old as it just popped up in my newsfeed.

    Now, that is a question that will prod us not to be lazy about our meditation practice!

    Sushi
     
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    I had been meditating for a long time before I got ME. Now I see that mindfulness meditation can prevent or lessen anxiety and panic attacks. I've never had anxiety or panic attacks so I now wonder if it's because I've been meditating for 40 years.
     
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    I too had been meditating for a long time before I got ME (about 20 years in total, started about 12 years before ME). I've never had anxiety, panic attacks, depression or anything like that. However, I have no idea if my meditation practice has had anything to do with that or not... It definitely has been a great help in finding acceptance, coping with stressful situations, getting deep rest when sleep wouldn't come etc. It hasn't made me less sick, though.
     
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