The Monk by Matthew Rickard 66 years of Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu - the happiest man in the world, as a new study shows. The man left Paris 40 years ago, going to India to study Buddhism. Now it is an approximation of the Dalai Lama, and his respect for many Western scholars of religion, reports the publication The Daily Mail.
The key to success in all probability - a daily meditation. American neuroscientist Richard Davidson studied the brain activity of a monk at the University of Wisconsin. Analysis using MRI brain scans showed that the brain during meditation men produced a unique level of gamma waves, which are associated with memory, attention, learning and consciousness. In addition, the left prefrontal cortex was recorded hyperactivity. This provided a positive outlook on the world.
As a result, Davidson found that Meditation is practiced for a long time has a positive effect on brain function. This conclusion was made based on the observations of people who meditated for about 50,000 times. However it is the 20-minute session, three times a week, experts explain. Meditation is believed to specialists affect the activity of the brain, increasing the feeling of happiness. In the same way, affecting the muscles, strength training effect.