Feb 8, 2013


"Familiarize yourself with the parts of the brain and their function.  You will see that the benefits of meditation aren't just in your head.  They're as physiological as the benefits of exercise on your muscles." Goldie Hawn

Yesterday we talked about the importance of relaxation, but perhaps it is hard for you to relax.  Goldie Hawn has some suggestions:  Decide you want to meditate; make it a habit.  Give yourself at least three brain breaks a day.  Sit in a certain position, find a private spot in your home, anchor your mind in the present.

Research indicates that meditation 3 minutes 5 times a day is as beneficial to the body as doing one meditation for 20 minutes. (source:  Prevention Magazine Winter 2012).  Meditation increases gray matter in the hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for memory and learning.  So, perhaps we cannot devote 20 minutes to meditation, but, surely, we can devote 3 minutes. 

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