Braincare pillar 3: Mindfulness
What is mindfulness?
What does it mean to be mindful? The term means many things to many people, and there’s no one-size-fits-all definition. Most would suggest that awareness and intentionality are both important parts of mindfulness; acceptance too.
But one thing’s for sure. Whether you’re meditating, journalling, going for a walk in nature, or doing yoga—mindfulness is doing wonders for your brain.
Our favourite resources on mindfulness.
Any practice that’s been around for millennia will have generated a few misconceptions and meditation is no different. But where is the line between scientific evidence and hearsay?
Neuroscientist, doctor, and Heights Chief Science Officer, Dr Tara Swart, spoke to poet and spiritual teacher, Adam Martin, at a Braincare Club event to discuss the benefits, as well as some myths, about meditation.
Meditation can be daunting. How can you practise what appears to be, well, nothing?
Of course, there’s more to it than that. We caught up with meditation coach Natalia Bojanic, who shares her secrets on how to approach it as a beginner.
Being grateful is one of the easiest introductions to mindfulness. All you need is five-fifteen minutes and something to write on. Here are seven ways that gratitude is good for you, according to monk-turned-influencer/motivational speaker Jay Shetty.
Mindfulness and high performance
On this episode of the Braincare podcast, Heights co-founder Dan Murray-Serter chats to Adam Martin, and they discuss meditation, mindfulness, and binaural beats, as well as why GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid, if you’re curious) is so important.