Today in Huffpost Daily Living there is a fantastic article and illustration about the changes in your brain from a daily meditation practice. In my own life I used to meditate at least once, if not twice per day for many years. It was my centering moment and solidified me within all else that I did. I have to admit that once I became a mom, my meditation time slipped away. After almost 11 years, I am back to creating the time and space for me to engage in this powerful practice.
Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive function, among others. There’s also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress hormone levels and even cellular health. But what does it actually do to the body?
For one thing, it changes our brain. The cells and neurons in the brain are constantly making new connections and disrupting old ones based on response to stimuli, a quality that researchers call experience-based neuroplasticity. This affects the neural circuits of the brain, which in turn affects how we respond to situations. It also affects the actual structure of our brains — thickening some areas and making others less dense.
This article so powerful, I am going to shut my computer for 20 minutes and go grab me some meditation time. Especially in the midst of a super busy day – often there is nothing better for you brain and your productivity!
Coaching both privately and in groups, Deborah is also a speaker, author, event leader and consultant. Creator of the Foundation and Framework Intensive, Question Master and Leader of the Entrepreneur Business Success Club, Deborah has been called an “Architect of Magical Business and Soul Structure”by her clients because she has a powerful ability to perform alchemy, changing passions and dreams into money and time by design.
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