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Not long ago, an eight week study by Harvard researchers determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains’ grey matter in just eight weeks.
Now they have released another study showing that meditation can have a significant impact on clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
For many, the idea of meditation is too “woo-woo”, takes too much time, involves a religious belief they don’t buy into, or an uncomfortable position they don’t want to get into. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Just place yourself in a comfortable position…sitting, reclining, cross-legged, on your bed…your choice. Comfort is most important.
Next, be a witness. Let your thoughts, emotions, feelings come and go, like watching clouds over a mountain top (to quote one of my meditation teachers). Attach no judgement to them. Just watch them appear and disappear as though you are watching a silent film.
This nonjudgmental acceptance of what passes through your mind can happen anywhere. Often, people can experience this while taking a walk, being in nature, or right before one goes to sleep.

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