Meditation and Mindfulness

The practice of mediation can help us to become more mindful. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. 

Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your sense, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodelling the physical structure of your brain. 

The dominant long-term memory and short-term memory storage hubs, the Hippocampus and frontal brain lobe, both become well-stimulated during meditation. 

What does this mean for us who are 60 plus?
Better long and short-term memory recall, including retrieving long lost memories. The ageing person’s brain, through meditation, can retain the ability to store new memories now and into the future. 

Mediation classes run at Leigh Place each month, check the monthly activity calender for the latest classes.