Today, research helps us understand a surprising key to happiness- the mind.
Neuroscientist Daniel Bor, author of â€śThe Ravenous Brainâ€ť can â€śseeâ€ť how meditation decreases the â€śfight or flightâ€ť triggers in the amygdala and increases focus and calm in the prefrontal cortex. He reports that the size of the amygdala literally shrinks!
What does that mean for you? It means meditation offers you an increased ability to handle pains and bothersome emotions, spatial processing, attention tasks and working memory.Â Plus all of that enjoyed without lots of sleep. (This may be the best antidote on how to enjoy holiday parties and still get up bright eyed and bushy tailed in the A.M.)