Friday, July 28, 2017
Mindful Meditation Could Positively Affect Grey Matter Regrowth
A partner at enlightened media company Awaken.com, Entrepreneur and Wellness Guru Henry Gellis is responsible for the leadership of an online platform that provides uplifting content to more than 158,000 Facebook users. Under the leadership of Henry Gellis and other partners within the company, Awaken.com has published articles on a diverse array of subjects, including one article from late 2015 that detailed the effects of meditation on gray matter within the brain.
Grey matter is one of two forms of tissue that make up the brain’s central nervous system. Its primary function is to process the information that the brain takes in through the body’s senses, and it can be damaged in instances when the body experiences hypoxia, the condition of low oxygen levels.
According to the article published on Awaken.com, a study at Massachusetts General Hospital indicated that people who engaged in regular mindfulness meditation were more likely to see a boost in the growth of grey matter in the brain. Specifically, the study indicated that 27 minutes of daily mindful meditation could increase the density of grey matter in crucial areas of the brain, such as the hippocampus and the amygdala, which play an important role in compassion and self-reflection and stress and anxiety regulation, respectively.