After an interesting study suggested that meditation can strengthen the brain, thickening the connection between brain cells, I figured why not highlight meditation? Additionally, new research suggests that long-term meditators — think Russell Simmons — have a cortex gyrification, which means that one may be able to process thoughts faster and hold on to memory longer through the “folding” of the cortex.

So, I figured why start today off by meditating. I found a short video called “African Yoga Hudu Meditation,” where a fit black man in traditional warrior garb shows how to calm and honor oneself. It looks like he is in a field in Africa, but if anyone is familiar with South Florida, he could be there, you never know, so some of you who might think this looks “foreign,” don’t feel this is an affront. He might just be in your neighborhood.

Meditation is a great way to start a day full of technology, stress, and arbitrary communication. Meditation is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. It is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind. It requires you to focus your mind at one point and make your mind still in order to perceive the ‘self’.

Check out the video below and tell Frugivore what you think:

Did you meditate this morning? Do you think meditation helps?

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