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Friday, 9 September 2011

Harvard Researcher - Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress

Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reported the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s gray matter.
See full article here http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/ 

Are you having trouble relaxing and getting to sleep? Try this eFit30 breath meditation before you go to sleep to lower your anxiety and help you relax! or do it in the middle of the night if you must!


  1. You can use it if you are jet lagged to and you need to adjust to your new time zone before resting!

  2. Winding down after a big week or hellish day can be a challenge, but I find what works for me is sitting down and listening to some music. Not just putting on a CD and doing other things, but really listening and stopping what your doing. For my mind Amarok by Mike Oldfield is perfect, it's one track about 60 minutes long and has the right amount of ebb and flow to allow the mind to clear. Most classical music or forest/bird sounds will do the same depending on taste, but it's the instrumental tracks I find work the best allowing you to drift away and relax. Too often we get bombarded on all senses and it's nice to just close your eyes and listen. .. Malcolm