Just 3 Days of Mindfulness Practice Can Improve Brain Functioning

Only 3 days?? Yes! Check out this study recently published and highlighted in a New York Times article.  35 unemployed men and women looking for jobs and under a lot of stress were taken to a retreat center.  Half completed mindful meditation at the retreat while the other half were engaged in a faux mindfulness practice.

“There was more activity, or communication, among the portions of their brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas related to focus and calm. Four months later, those who had practiced mindfulness showed much lower levels in their blood of a marker of unhealthy inflammation than the relaxation group, even though few were still meditating.”

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