Take this here from Psychology Today.
In a study published last year in the journal Stroke, 60 African-Americans with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, practiced meditation for six to nine months. (African-Americans are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as are whites.) The meditators showed a marked decrease in the thickness of their artery walls, while the nonmeditators actually showed an increase. The change for the meditation group could potentially bring about an 11 percent decrease in the risk of heart attack and an 8 percent to 15 percent decrease in the risk of stroke.If Crestor had results like that it would be on TV 24/7. And that's not the all of it.
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of focusing attention on one’s breathing and internal bodily sensations, according to the study. The “present-moment focus” that mindfulness meditation enables “is thought to improve well-being by allowing individuals to become aware of sensations, emotions and thoughts that arise in the mind without judgment or reactivity,” according to the study.
The study suggests those who engage in this mindfulness practice gain enhanced control over their cortical alpha rhythms — the synchronous firing of a population of neurons in the brain at a specific frequency. These rhythms help control how the brain processes sensory information, such as pain, and negative emotional states, like depression. They also help organize the general flow of information in the brain.
The researchers found that better control of these rhythms enables meditators to bias their attention away from negative states.A better organized brain is like a better organized office. You can find shit when you need it and you can relax because you know where everything is.
Besides, if the Godwhacker says it, it must be true.