Have you ever counted how many times you breathe in 10 mins?
It may be harder than you think!
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Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success Integrating the science of mind, body and brain.
By: Dr. B. Grace Bullock http://www.bgracebullock.com
Buy the book here: http://a.co/5Rz6D3r
Quotes from the book:
1. “During the past several decades, contemplative neuroscientists have explored how mindfulness practices like meditation may alter brain structure and connectivity and enhance mental function.”
2. The more often we perform a task, the stronger the connections between neurons become. It’s sort of like exercising your bicep. The muscle grows bigger and stronger with repeated use. Unlike your muscles, however, networks in the brain are capable not only of increasing in size, but also of changing function depending on how they’re used. You’ve probably heard the expression, “Neurons that fire together wire together” (Shatz 1992)
3. Regular meditation practice is linked to improved learning, memory, and increased self-awareness. A study of 16 adults following an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) course demonstrated increases in grey matter in the brain regions associated with perspective-taking, emotion regulation, learning, memory, and self-referential processing. Participants also reported feeling less stress.
Listen to my interview with Dr. B Grace Bullock about her book here:
I hope that you enjoy this 10 Minute Breath Count, and let me know how it goes for you!
Please share your count in the comments and ask me any questions that you may have.
See you next time!
1. Brewer et al. 2011; Creswell et al 2016; Holzel et al. 2010,2011a: Jha, Krompinger, & Baine 2007; Lazar et al. 2005: Tang, Hozel, & Posner 2015.
3. (Hozel et al. 2011a)
Meditate with Nate: Episode 2: 10 Minute Breath Count