The Science behind Mindfulness an article by Giuliana Wheater with her video
But did you know that that the regular practice of mindfulness can actually physically change the chemistry of your brain??!!
How incredible is that? And how vital, particularly at a time where already existing high levels of mental health illness have completely spiked, hitting global levels?
Why is this so utterly FABULOUS?? Because this extensive neuro scientific research has proven the link between regular mindfulness and significantly reduced stress & anxiety levels, a surge of hormone and chemical production, improved physical and mental health, improved sleep, relationships and self esteem.
But that’s not all – certain areas of the brain shrink or grow too, our bodies are truly amazing!
The grey matter in the amygdala or emotional brain, which houses the flight or fight button and revolves hugely around our reactions to fear and stress, actually shrinks!
And the grey matter in the frontal lobe, the conductor of the brain which houses all the higher or executive functions, actually thickens as does the hypo-campus which helps with memory and learning, so we get brainier too!
We really are the most perfectly designed jigsaws and with therapies like mindfulness we really can achieve our full potential and gain greater satisfaction in life. I love it!
Please watch my video below: