More Mindfulness benefits

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Eight weeks of meditation (of the type known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR) for 30 minutes a day, significantly strengthens the immune system, reinforces positive emotions and the faculty of attention, reduces arterial pressure in those suffering from high blood pressure, and accelerates the healing of psoriasis.
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To what extent can we train our mind to work in a constructive manner—for example, by replacing obsession with contentment, agitation with calmness, or hatred with kindness?
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Twenty years ago, it was almost universally accepted by neuroscientists that the brain contained all its neurons at birth and that their number did not change in adult life.
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We now know that new neurons are produced up until the moment of death.
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Moreover, scientists speak of “neuroplasticity,” the brain’s ability to continually change its structure and function in response to new experiences, so that a particular training, such as learning a musical instrument or a sport, can bring significant and lasting functional and structural changes in the brain.
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Mindfulness, altruism, and other basic human qualities can be cultivated in the same way.
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In general, if we engage repeatedly in a new activity or train in a new skill, modifications in the neuronal system of the brain can be observed within a month.
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It is essential, therefore, to meditate regularly.
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Study of the influence of our mental states on our way of being and our health, which was once considered a purely eccentric notion, is now becoming a mainstream approach in scientific research.
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One response to this post.

  1. Amen to mindfulness Marty. It is here where we find our everything.🌿

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