MEDITATION

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Turns out being relaxed is good for us. We have access to our higher creative brain, we are more likely to be present, our peripheral vision opens, you become more sensitive to the world and most importantly it feels really good to be relaxed. Meditation is a great tool to get there. Meditation has been around for thousands of years and it seems only recently we are waking up to the profound transformation it allows. From lowering blood pressure to reducing stress to restoring the brain. In fact, the body can heal itself given the opportunity (time spent in a deeply relaxed state). There is a ton of research being done on the effects of being still and meditating. The neuroscience behind what’s happening during mediation is fascinating. This is an area of ever expanding awareness, so the following articles are only a brief introduction to the vast nature of the mind. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.feelguide.com/2014/11/19/harvard-unveils-mri-study-proving-meditation-literally-rebuilds-the-brains-gray-matter-in-8-weeks/

http://www.mindful.org/the-science/neuroscience/your-brain-on-meditation

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/

http://thehigherlearning.com/2014/11/30/harvard-mri-study-shows-that-meditation-rebuilds-brains-gray-matter-in-just-8-weeks/