In This Chapter
Making your brain stronger
Improving your sense of well-being
Reining in your emotions
Brain scans show that practising mindfulness has a physical impact on specific areas of the brain, such as those shown in Figure 17-1.
Forget brain-training games! Mindfulness is an opportunity for the brain to strengthen and enhance itself.
Mindfulness can help you become more healthy and happy; it can even boost your social life. It can improve your sense of self-control, productivity and some say it can even make you wiser. Mindfulness is like taking your brain to the gym.
Did you know that practising mindfulness can strengthen your brain? Research conducted by the University of California in 2012 concluded that meditation strengthens the connections between brain cells, and that the more you practise the more you benefit.
The cerebral cortex is the outermost layer of brain tissue. It plays a key role in memory, attention, ...