No but look at the links! This study shows that meditation literally changes the physical structure of the brain!
And here's a paper proving how meditation reduced stress and improved well-being in university students!
It says the cortical thickness increased in regions associated with sustaining attention and increasing awareness!
Also, this study shows how meditation strengthens the mind-wandering region, or posterior cingulate gyrus, and the executive control region or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of the brain which decreases the amount of mind-wandering that naturally occurs!
Give it a try!Yeah! what do ya got to lose?
hmm . . . I'll think about it
Later that day . . .
How to meditate
I'm going to teach you how to practice MBSR meditation is just 10 relaxing minutes
MBSR Meditation Guide
I am going to give you an easy-to-follow guide on mindful meditation
MBSR Meditation How-to FOR BEGINNERS
breathe in . . . breathe out . . .
2 Weeks Later
That's awesome! Maybe once we're back on campus, we can all meditate together!
You were right! I've been meditating consistently for 3 weeks now and I feel so much lighter, less stressed, and more focused. I'm really glad I tried it because I had such a positive experience!
Hey! How's the meditating been going?
Cortical thickness and meditation: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361002/ Meditation and stress-reduction in university students: https://doi.org/10.3200/JACH.56.5.569-578 Brain co-activation and connectivity: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22114193/
How to meditate, including a guided audio series: https://www.mindful.org/how-to-meditate/ Guided Wim Hof Method Breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybOi4hjZFQ
Links to the studies mentioned in this comic:
Helpful Apps: Headspace, Calm, The Mindfulness App, Aura, Sattva
Here are a few links to help you get started on your meditation journey!