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Meditation makes you more productive. It might sound strange that sitting still and doing nothing for a period of time will make you more productive, but it’s true. Here's why you should make meditation a priority...
  • Meditation has great calming effects. Research has shown that EEG activity actually decreases during meditation.  Meditation also helps you to recharge so you have more energy throughout the day and makes you more resilient to stress.
  • The practice increases the blood flow in your brain, and according to one neurophysiologist, “rewires the circuitry in your brain”.
  • It’s been proven that people who meditate need less sleep.
  • Meditation makes your brain age slower and increases the amount of grey matter in your brain. Grey matter is responsible for muscle control, seeing, hearing, memory, emotions, and speech.
  • Meditation makes it much easier to focus and achieve flow, that feeling of being completely immersed and energised by something. It also allows you to procrastinate less, and get more done in the same amount of time.
  • The practice has been even shown to boost students’ test scores (by 11% in one study).
  • Meditation helps your mind defragment your thoughts so you can make better sense of them, and step away from them to gain perspective.
Not sure where to start? Give our Mindful Yoga sessions a try.... Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation which consists of focusing attention on your breath and observing your thoughts as they arise in your mind. The practice is proven to bring about long-term changes in mood, happiness and wellbeing, making it the perfect complement to your exercise routine. A session is a little holiday from your everyday mind, combining elements of  qigong, a mindfulness gentle yin practice of movement for body focusing highly on slow movements cocooned by the breath. Our class finishes with a full yoga nidra so bring your blankets. Open to all levels, we can’t recommend this class highly enough, especially if you’ve never tried mindfulness or meditation before. Take a look at our programme to find out when you can join our sessions.   References
  1. Source: “Meditation states and traits: EEG, ERP, and neuroimageing studies“
  2. Meditation acutely improves psychomotor vigilance, and may decrease sleep need. Prashant Kaul, Jason Passafiume, R C Sargent and Bruce F O’Hara. Behavioural and Brain Functions 2010, 6:47 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-6-47
  3. Source: Meditation Associated With Increased Grey Matter In The Brain
  4. Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/how-meditation-might-boost-your-test-scores/
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