Brain scans show meditation improves your mental focus

For the past few weeks I have been writing about and teaching how meditation can improve your mental focus and clarity.

A clear mind was one of the first effects I noticed when I started to meditate, and many of my students and meditation colleagues have reported the same outcome.

Science also supports our experiences. Italian neuroscientist Giuseppe Pagnoni, has found that meditation changes brain patterns, as well as improves mental focus. He measured brain patterns using MRI scans while asking his volunteers in the study to do specific exercises.

He found that people who meditate regularly have increased brain stability and are less likely to have their thoughts spin out of control. As well, Pagnoni found that meditators have enhanced focus and can sustain their attention levels longer than their non-meditating counterparts.

He reasons that this could be one possibility as to why meditation has been shown to help those dealing with depression as it allows them to redirect their mind to more positive aspects of life.

To read the full article just click here: Meditators have stable minds (and thoughts).

 

PS. If you want to experience a more focused and clear mind, you can register for the next foundations class on 11 May in London. You will experience 2 guided meditations that are specific to Mastering Step 3: De-Clutter Your Overactive Mind . Click here for details and to register: Meditation Class on 11 May: Declutter Your Mind (£15 taster session).

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