You can physically change your brain through Yoga and Meditation. Science has found Neurobiological evidence to support what meditation experts have been claiming for years; That people are healthier and happier when they meditate.
“Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.”
Here is Sara’s TED Talk….
As we age our brains loose grey matter. However, if you meditate by age 50 you will have the same amount of gray matter as a 25 year old. Meditation literally keeps your mind healthy and young! The area of the brain that controls emotions, empathy and compassion actually grows in the brain when you practice yoga and meditate. The region of the brain connected to our feelings becomes bigger and there are more connections there. That is why meditators are more able to connect with the world around them, love everyone and are more able to find happiness. Also the parts of the brain that respond the most to stress gets smaller with meditation. This means that anxiety and depression naturally fade with a meditation practice. Scientific evidence strongly supports meditation, with that in mind will you begin practicing yoga and meditation? If you do already let us know in the comments how it has influenced your life. Thanks to Kristen Kowart for that article.