I want to share with you a few tips to help increase your happiness, lower stress levels, and improve your Immune system with five minute a day. Research has found that monks who spend years meditating actually grow their left prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that is most responsible for feeling happiness.
I know that you and I don’t have years to spend alone in silence to experience an increase in happiness. (You also don’t need to remain celibate). This can happen in just five minutes each day as you slow down to experience watching your breath go in and out.
Try to remain patient because your mind is going to go a million miles an hour and will begin to drift from one thought to the next. So perhaps a guided meditation or Guided Yoga will help you stay focused and to bring yourself back in the focus.
Just like anything in life, meditation and yoga will take practice but it is one of the most powerful things you can do to increase your happiness.
Studies have shown that in the minutes right after meditation and yoga that we experience feelings of happiness and a sense of calm as well as an increase of awareness and empathy for ourselves and other people.
It’s also been proven that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise your levels of happiness, lower stress, and actually improve your immune system function.
Did you know with your Beachbody on Demand membership you have access to guided meditations as well as beginning and advanced Yoga flows.