Our training is offered in several formats; each designed to guide you into a comfortable, user-friendly mindfulness practice and daily meditation. This easy, step by step introduction is a natural transition into the art of living mindfully.
You are designed with access to stillness and inner calm. You will be pleased at how understandable and accessible mindfulness is when you learn it through your own inner stillness. Midline Meditation leads you from a direct to an indirect mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness meditation and exercises focus on non-judgmental awareness of sensations, feelings and state of mind. Participating in regular mindfulness practices makes measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
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In a study that appeared in the January 30, 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers were the first to document that meditation produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. The MGH study participants, who practiced mindfulness meditation and/or mindfulness exercises for an average of 27 minutes a day, were found to have increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection. Those same study participants also reported reductions in stress which the researchers correlated with decreased grey-matter density in the amygdala, which is known to play an important role in anxiety and stress.
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the study’s senior author. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”