Exercising the Mind

Exercising the Mind

There is nothing I love more than the exhilarating feeling post an invigorating yoga class, refreshing ocean swim or energizing bike ride in crisp fresh air.  It’s the post work out glow, the release of stress, the confidence and aliveness that brings an overwhelming sensation of happiness that permeates on a cellular level.   Based on current research, it has become no surprise that when I sit in meditation, I feel as awake and alive as I do post any intense exercises.  How is this possible?

Meditation is an exercise of the mind.  Just as our body needs movement and practice to tone our muscles and keep our systems in good health, our mind requires a similar discipline.  Meditation is an exercise of the mind that stimulates our brain and and provides the tools necessary to keep the mind toned, focused and healthy, so that we can live with greater clarity, happiness and less stress, worry and anxiety.  Read the science behind the practice with this interesting research directly related to the powerful practice and benefits of meditation.  Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain.

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Leanne Whiting
leanne@growalotus.com
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