Did you know that mindfulness can help to improve your mental and physical wellbeing? From anxiety and depression to heart health, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and insomnia– mindfulness can help you manage a whole host of conditions – but how?
Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce your stress levels. Stress materialises itself in a number of ways in the body, and by using mindfulness to reduce your stress, you’re likely to see a number of improvements to your own physical and mental health.
When we’re being mindful, our brains are being exercised. Like with any muscle in the body, the more it’s used the stronger and more flexible it becomes. When this happens to the brain, it’s called neuroplasticity. By having increased neuroplasticity, we’re able to feel calmer, happier, relaxed and less stressed. Just like with learning any new skill, however, it takes practice.