It is well known that practicing meditation can invoke feelings of relaxation and peacefulness, but did you know that – much like doing your PT exercises
– it can cause physical changes with regular repetition over time?
Just like working the various muscles of our body is a good way to stay healthy, physically fit, and avoid injury over time meditation practices can keep our mind sharp and emotions regulated by gradually changing the structure of our brains.
Studies have shown that people asked to perform mindfulness exercises for an average of 27 minutes a day was enough to stimulate an increase in grey matter density in the hippocampus and improve communication between various regions of the brain.
So next time you are working out, consider taking some time to focus on your breathing and flex your brain!