Brain Buzz

Taking a break from rushing around, being connected electronically and “on-task” will positively serve you in the long run…. you can actually increase the gray matter in your brain and enjoy a brain-buzz (that is not induced by coffee!) by making sure your day includes meditating.

Brain buzz is not just a feeling; it’s the positive chemical reactions in the brain that are triggered by meditation and the accompanying breathwork. As meditation becomes increasingly more popular in Western culture, more attention has been centered on the science behind the peaceful practice.

In her marvelous article, 7 Ways Meditation Can Change the Brain, Alice Walton discusses the neurological benefits of meditation and how it “decreases brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress.” Who needs stress and anxiety? You can boost levels of the feel-good brain chemicals like GABA, serotonin, and dopamine with meditation.

Sara Lazar, a Harvard University Researcher, found that mindfulness meditation can actually change the structure of the brain to improve learning, assist with memory processes, and maintain a balanced emotional state. Furthermore, existing studies have shown that meditation can alleviate depression, emotional instability, and cognitive functions.

Brain Buzz is accessible to everyone and it’s available at any moment.

Maintaining a deep awareness of the breath, devoting time to physical movement, and learning to slow down can have lasting effects on the brain. Remember to nurture your most valuable and complex organ, the brain and buzz on!

Read personal stories from people who have benefited from meditation

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