Meditation and Creativity
“Research on creativity suggests that we come up with our greatest insights and biggest breakthroughs when we are in a more meditative and relaxed state of mind. That is when we have “eureka” moments. This is likely because meditation encourages divergent thinking (i.e. coming up with the greatest number of possible solutions to a problem), a key component of creativity.” Emma Seppala, Ph.D., Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and author of The Happiness Track.
A study of Aetna employees who participated in the company’s mindfulness program enjoyed a 28% reduction in stress, 20% better sleep, and 19% less pain, as well as an increase in worker productivity worth an estimated $3,000 per employee per year.
Research shows that meditation can physically change the brain and body and can help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors.
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Findings seem to suggest that meditation is beneficial for brain preservation, effectively protecting against age-related atrophy with a consistently slower rate of brain aging throughout life.
In a 2012 study, researchers compared brain images from 50 adults who meditate and 50 adults who don’t meditate. Results suggested that people who practiced meditation for many years have more folds in the outer layer of the brain. This process (called gyrification) may increase the brain’s ability to process information.
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The research tells a very compelling story, meditation is good for you. However, not everyone has an easy time meditating. In fact, most people find it difficult to meditate and, therefore, will never know the benefits meditation can provide. The SolTec Lounge makes meditation easy. Simply stated, the SolTec Lounge allows you to meditate by reducing mind chatter and calming the mind and body. Join a community of SolTec Lounge owners who have found an easier path to meditation. Order your Lounge today!