Just Ten Minutes of Mindfulness a Day can Change our Brain!
This article highlights research showing that mindfulness literally alters our brains and how we engage with ourselves, others, our work and our lives as a whole.
We were very happy to see this article in the Harvard Business Review this weekend, expounding the numerous and far-reaching benefits of a daily mindfulness practice :)
The article highlights research showing that mindfulness literally alters our brains and how we engage with ourselves, others, our work and our lives as a whole. It describes how through engaging in a regular mindfulness practice, brain activity is redirected from ancient, reactionary parts of the brain, including the limbic system, to the newest, rational part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex.
In this way mindfulness practice decreases activity in the parts of the brain responsible for fight-or-flight and fear-based reactions while increasing activity in the part of the brain responsible for the ability to exert a level of control over our reactions and actions. To reap these benefits, the article suggests that we need only to engage in ten minutes of mindfulness practice a day...surely something we can all squeeze into our busy schedules!
To read the full and fascinating article, please click on the link below.
Namaste and have a very blessed evening and Sunday everyone.