Did you know that your measurable level of intelligence (IQ), memory, focus, and overall brain power are not permanently set levels? And that, there are things you can do to make yourself much smarter, no matter your age?
It’s true, once believed to be constant beyond a certain life stage, mainstream science has now accepted that we all can upgrade our brain in many different ways.
What then, is the number one method of building a better brain?
Meditation. There are an infinite number of ways meditation can naturally increase your memory, brainpower, focus, and intelligence, here are a few: Having a super-strong and fit brain opens the door to an incredible array of life-transforming benefits.
Below are the 4 key benefits of Meditation boosting your brainpower for deeper relaxation and life balance:
- Meditation Enables “Whole Brain Synchronization”
In order to build your brain to higher and higher levels, your nervous system needs a workout. Luckily, the neurostimulation from meditation offers your whole nervous system an incredibly fertile atmosphere, triggering super positive transformations throughout your body, especially your brain. In time, your whole nervous system reorganizes and optimizes itself on progressively higher levels, laying a new foundation of neural pathways, opening up access between your left and right brain hemispheres like never before.
- Reduces Cortisol (Stress Hormone)
Have you ever wondered why, after a super-stressful day, your memory goes down the drain? You can blame your body’s main stress hormone, cortisol. By effectively reducing the #1 stress hormone cortisol, meditation can turn your brain into a vast reservoir of accurate memories, relevant facts, and usable language, making this awesome volume of information accessible to you at any time.
- Boosts memory and improves focus
Serving as the prime facilitator of information between your two brain hemispheres, about 10cm beneath your cortex, is a grand-central-station-like bundle of nerves scientists calls the “Corpus Callosum.” Because of the brain’s neuroplastic nature, meditation’s incredible stimulus forces the integral (literally!) “Corpus Callosum” to strengthen and grow — in all the healthiest and best ways possible, effectively enhancing your intellectual capabilities on every imaginable marker. Suddenly, higher levels of focus and concentration become available to you, a feeling of more brainpower and clearer thinking, all combined with a greater sense of peace. You will notice a flowing river of insightful, intelligent, and creative thoughts. Your long and short-term memory will sharpen.
(Source: latest in MRI brain imaging technology, Harvard University study)
- Increases longevity and reverses aging
Free to all, meditation is a fountain of youth for mental aging. The human brain naturally begins to deteriorate in your 20s. Maintaining a healthy brain can be supported with the powerful practice of meditation. Meditation is shown to thicken the pre-frontal cortex. This brain center manages higher-order brain functions, like increased awareness, concentration, and decision making. Changes in the brain show, with meditation, higher-order functions become stronger, while lower-order brain activities decrease. In other words, you have the power to train your brain. (Source: Harvard Medical School)
Brain-building meditation technique:
Try this five-minute mindfulness meditation practice:
- Sit on the floor or on a chair. Make sure your back is straight and your arms are relaxed. Alternatively, lie on the floor.
- Bring your attention to your breath for one minute. Feel your belly rise and fall.
- Widen your attention to include all your bodily sensations and any thoughts or feelings.
- Try to be a neutral observer of your thoughts. If you find yourself swept up in a train of thought, return to focusing on your breath.
Let’s meditate regularly. Meditation quietens the mind and generates feelings of relaxation. The brain then sends signals of blissfulness to the entire body, which then reorganizes itself into a restful and stress-free state. Commit today to your weekly meditation class!
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