Find-it & Master-it
It is that which we find intrinsically appealing, the Yin versus Yang, the physical, mental, conceptual, visual and/or perceived variants of the word.
So much of our world possesses a unique, yet fundamental balance and symmetry, yet we tend to lose focus of the healthy balance needed within our minds.
"The daily grind regularly gets the better of us and for the majority, each day is unbalanced when it comes to physical and mental well-being. Together, they are equally important and if one is neglected, it ultimately hinders the other. More often than not, one or both are overlooked on a daily basis. In a study conducted by the Institute of Psychiatry London, it was found that there was a direct correlation between physical ailments and mental illness. Taking the time to care for yourself is important to provide your body and mind with the tools it requires to ensure a strong immune system, stable relationships, and quality performance..." (Navani, 2018)
Forbes - 2015. "The practice appears to have an amazing variety of neurological benefits – from changes in grey matter volume to reduced activity in the “me” centers of the brain to enhanced connectivity between brain regions"
Harvard Gazette - 2018. "... there are a handful of key areas including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety, in which well-designed, well-run studies have shown benefits for patients engaging in a mindfulness meditation program"
University of Oregon - 2018 "...meditative practice helps to “optimize” how the brain uses resources... shown distinct changes to the white matter, or the nerve fibers that allow different brain regions to more efficiently -
communicate with one another, surrounding the anterior cingulate, a part of the brain heavily involved with managing attention, with meditation practice.
Eight Weeks to a Healthier - Balanced Mind
Harvard neuroscientist Interview by Washington Post Journalist Brigid Schulte - 2015
"We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different regions in the brains of the two groups. In the group that learned meditation, we found thickening in four regions:
1. The primary difference, we found in the posterior cingulate, which is involved in mind wandering, and self relevance.
2. The left hippocampus, which assists in learning, cognition, memory and emotional regulation.
3. The temporo parietal junction, or TPJ, which is associated with perspective taking, empathy and compassion.
4. An area of the brain stem called the Pons, where a lot of regulatory neurotransmitters are produced.
The amygdala, the fight or flight part of the brain which is important for anxiety, fear and stress in general. That area got smaller in the group that went through the mindfulness-based stress reduction program. The change in the amygdala was also correlated to a reduction in stress levels
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