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The Brain On Meditation (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/17/20

The Brain On Meditation (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/17/20

Update: 2020-01-17
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The Brain On Meditation (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/17/20


• Cross sectional studies show that atrophy of the brain happens significantly less with those who meditate regularly.


• Exploring shifts between focused attention and mind wandering develops intentional and aware mind control.


• Through focused attention alone you are dampening and decreasing  activity in the limbic system, a primitive area of the brain important  for initiating and sustaining the stress response.


• This type of practice offers a chance to explore what it's like to direct our attention in two very different ways.


1. Focusing your attention helps to stabilize the mind from frequent distractions, improve stress, depression and anxiety.


2. Letting the mind wander intentionally improves understanding of how  the mind works, flexibility, a non judgemental attitude and acts as  reverse psychology toward the goal of becoming more focused.


•  The more we can understand how the mind works and our capacity to train  it, focus and be flexible the better resourced we are to meet the range  of emotions, perceptions and thoughts that we have every moment of every  day.



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The Brain On Meditation (10% Happier Self Care Journey) 1/17/20

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