5 Ways To Achieve a Happy Brain
ne of the most exciting frontiers in the wellness world has been science’s ability to image and decipher the complex function of the human brain. Brain scans have shown that a Mindful Yoga Practice (slow, conscious movement coordinated with breath) changes the brain in ways that asana practice alone does not. They have charted the healing, calming part of the brain as it lights up during Gratitude Meditations. Science is proving what yogis and healers have known for centuries: ancient Eastern practices create health by changing human physiology on the deepest levels.
In a recent article, “Neuroscience Discovers 5 Things That Will Make You Happy” published at Thrive Global, Eric Baker reports on some of the most exciting and easy to adopt changes we can all make.
Here’s the list:
1. Listen to music from the happiest time in your life
2. Smile and wear sunglasses (yes! It prevents squinting which sends a message to your brain that you’re worried. Even when you’re not!)
3. Think about long-term goals when you’re frustrated in the present
4. Get great sleep
5. Reduce stress (more easily said than done?)
Read the full, powerful article for great suggestions on building a happier brain.