Category: Meditation Research

Meditation Research includes scientific studies to understand the effect of meditation on stress reduction, Asthma, ADHD, memory loss, Anxiety control, gene and DNA modification, BDNF, Insula and Brain Fitness. Meditation increase telomerase, decrease the bad genes, improve the good genes, improve sleep, reduce depression, increase the clarity of purpose. It brings overall spiritual wellbeing. Effect of meditation and yoga on Neuroplasticity, Neurogenesis, Neurophysiology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience are discussed. Meditation and yoga can profoundly change the brain structure. Effect of meditation on Grey matter, BDNF, Insula, pre-frontal cortex, hippocampus, orbito-frontal cortex, thalamus and the inferior temporal gyrus are explained.

Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on the Brain

Mindfulness meditation affect the white matter as well as gray matter in the brain. Researchers observed that eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can actually change the structure of the brain. To get the benefits, you just need to practice 10 Read more….

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Top Ten Steps for Workplace Spirituality

  Have you ever felt workplace spirituality movement? Workplace spirituality involves a sense of wholeness, connectedness at work, and deeper values. If you’re stressed out, worried, fearful or lonely, the impact is not only on your health but also on Read more….

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Telomeres for Reversing the Aging Process

Aging is inevitable. But your biological age can be quite different from your chronological age, and your telomeres have a lot to do with your biological aging. Everyday our DNA suffers millions of damaging. Fortunately, our cells have powerful mechanisms Read more….

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Meditation and Oxytocin to Boost Positive Emotions

Meditation and oxytocin hormone are linked with positive emotions. Meditation generates oxytocin hormone and the oxytocin generates positive emotions.  Emotional warmth associated with loving kindness meditation (LKM) produces the hormone, oxytocin. The most common positive emotions as joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, Read more….

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Meditation to Overcome Stress and Inflammation

Meditation significantly reduces the state anxiety in every session you meditate. The exact mechanism by which meditation reduces stress and enhances immunity remains unclear, but its basic principles are understood. Stress and Inflammation are directly related. Stress! Constant psychological, emotional or Read more….

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How Meditation Alters Gene Expression

Meditation is the most effective and easy way to alter the gene expression. The meditation techniques like mindfulness meditation, om meditation and vipassana meditation is closely related to change the gene expression.  Meditation can make our gene  turned “on” or Read more….

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Five Home Remedies for Lowering Blood Sugar, Triglycerides and Cholesterol

How to control high blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol? This article discusses five herbal remedies for controlling insulin, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Unhealthy lifestyle, junk food, processed sugars, trans-fat and additives, bad posture and limited to no physical activity all leads to insulin Read more….

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Five Easy Tips to Detoxify Your Body

Five easy and natural ways for detoxification are discussed. Drinking more water will ensure that you are never dehydrated. This also keep flushing out the bad toxins. Doing daily yoga and exercises will help to eliminate the toxins from the body. Calorie restriction is a proven and powerful strategy for detoxification. Drinking lemon water eliminates the toxins. A colorful variety of fruits and vegetables naturally removes the toxins from the body. Continue reading

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Neuroscience based well-being measurement indicators

In this article we discussed ten neuroscience based well-being measurement indicators. Neuroscience of well-being is not only limited to mindfulness meditation, it has progressed in many areas of well-being like exercise, office work load, school load, yoga, food, nutrition, financial fulfillment, social interaction and in many other ares. Science of well-being is an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as medicine, neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, chemistry, psychology, genetics, behavioral science, social science and economics. Gray matter volume, insula volume, and cortical thickness indicators are good for measuring the eudaimonic well-being. Activity in the default mode network (DMN), dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine are good for hedonic well-being. Continue reading

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Meditation Neuroscience and Transcendental Experience

Transcendental experience during yoga and meditation is well known for centuries. Here we discussed the safe and scientific process of transcendental experience. We also discussed neuroscience of transcendental experience during meditation. How to achieve transcendental experience? What are the risks in transcendental experience? Is it possible to transcend the limits of the material universe and entered into the realm of infinite? What are the brain dynamics and brain network connectivity during during transcendental experience? These are the few questions that I tried to explain in this article. True transcendental experience increases gray matter in the brain. It activates the prefrontal cortex—the newest part of the human brain. It creates many new pathways in the brain. The right insular cortex in the brain is activated by true transcendental experience. The insular cortex involved in compassion. moral decision making and pain control. The cortical thickness of the brain increases. Reduces the amyagdal activity in the brain. Continue reading

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