Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain!

I have been meditating off and on for close to a year now and definitely can tell a difference in how I feel when I do it. The more research I read about it, the more urgent it seems that everyone should make it a regular practice.

Dr. Florian Kurth, a co-author of the study and postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, said the researchers were surprised by the magnitude of the difference.

“We expected rather small and distinct effects located in some of the regions that had previously been associated with meditating,” he said. “Instead, what we actually observed was a widespread effect of meditation that encompassed regions throughout the entire brain.”

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain — ScienceDaily.