Studies show that long-term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in the insula and sensory regions, the auditory and sensory cortex. Which makes perfect sense. When we’re mindful, we pay attention to our surroundings, sounds, our present experience and even our breathing. We
Mindfulness doesn’t mean not thinking or running from stress. Stress is a natural part of life. Chronic stress isn’t. Mindfulness aims to bring sharper and more original thinking to your problems. Mindfulness strategies can prime the mind for rational and analytical thinking, along with the
Mindfulness is just like exercise, for the shoulders upwards. And just as exercise increases health, helps us handle stress better and promotes longevity, meditation amplifies those same benefits. Here are some ideas for making your meditation practice a part of your everyday life.