I recently shared an article from Business Insider titled: 'Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day'.
Here are the key points:
▪"Neuroscientist Sara Lazar found that people who practiced meditation had more gray matter in the part of the brain linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex." (after just 8 weeks)
▪"While most people see their cortexes shrink as they age, 50-year-old meditators in the study had the same amount of gray matter as those half their age."
▪"Participants in the study averaged about 27 minutes of the habit a day, but other studies suggest that you can see significant positive changes in just 15 minutes a day."
Creating a younger brain?! This is a major finding and proves just how powerful meditation can be.
Want to get started with meditation here are some helpful tips:
1. Dont worry if your mind is busy - just practice being still, relaxing, and gently being aware. Allow the mind to just be exactly as it is.
2. I recommend just 3 minutes a day and slowly building up your time.
3. Do it daily, create the habit.
Want more help? Try my nifty online meditation course I made for my patients. It includes 11 audio mediations of various lengths and an ebook that helps to demystify meditation. All are welcome to try it out! If you are inspired....hint: use the coupon code: "meditate50"