I love that we can change our brain. There have been countless undisputed studies with the development of functional MRI scans on the brains of meditators vs those who do not meditate, showing without a doubt that we can change our brain in a big way. Its contemplative neuroscience. There have literally been hundreds of studies now. The video above is interesting (however it sort of screws up at the end).
More and more reasons to meditate and practice yoga. We can literally strengthen and grow our brains in different areas.
And well… just be happy!!
We can’t control what the world throws at us but there is undeniable proof that yoga is the full deal. It is so much easier sailing through life with the tools to deal with those stressors. And lets face it, we all have them. And we all know what stress does.
Well, quite frankly, it kills 😦
Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex-brain waves in the stress-prone frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear.
The bottom line is that moving our body in fitness modalities is wonderful but we need more. Yoga’s got it all.
(and it is a wonderful compliment to any other activity out there no matter what turns you on).
If you have been thinking of trying yoga for the first time now is the time. Why wait?
My class or someone else’s. Give it a whirl! It’s yoga-land here in Vancouver so there are countless choices, levels and styles.
Why wait to feel better than you ever imagined?