While meditation may sound a little hokey to some of you, there is good research to show for the benefits of incorporating a meditation practice into your life. Interestingly enough, “neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex – brain waves in the stress-prone right 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.”
So you may be asking yourself- how in the world do I begin? Check out Audio Dharma, a fantastic resource a client recently told me about. It’s free! A wide variety of meditation experts provide free talks, lectures, articles, and guided meditations. It’s a safe way to begin and you can commit as little time as you’d like.
I think I’m going to go close my eyes now. 🙂
Marci Anderson, Dietitian in Cambridge