Meditation more efficient than brain drugs

Students who don’t have ADHD have started using drugs that treat the condition because it gives them a boost when they are tired   or need to turn in a paper before deadline. img_2096
Margaret Talbot reports in a New Yorker article that in recent years Adderall and Ritalin,(stimulants),   have been adopted as cognitive enhancers: drugs that high-functioning, overcommitted people take to   become higher-functioning and more overcommitted.
She also gives examples of some of the side-effects the drugs have.

When I read the article, I knew that meditation would give a similar high-efficiency boost to students without having to take drugs. I knew this because I recently interviewed students across the U.S. on how meditation helped them at school.

Seattle resident, Kabar Trust Bolack is just one of those students. He practices Sahaja meditation regularly and tells of how meditation helped him during his last quarter completing his Bachelor of nursing degree at University of Washington.

After staying up till 4a.m. to turn in a complex essay, he was exhausted.

“No amount of caffeine was improving my ability to formulate intelligent ideas regarding my subject. At that moment I took a 10-minute break and used the time wisely; I meditated,

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