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Mindfulness is about more than meditation
It means paying attention to whatever you’re thinking, feeling, or sensing in a given moment, without judging those thoughts or feelings as “good” or “bad.”
Mindfulness is good for our bodies
A seminal study found that, after just eight weeks of training, practicing mindfulness boosts our immune system’s ability to fight off illness.
Mindfulness is good for our minds
Mindfulness changes our brains
A Harvard Medical School study found that, after eight weeks of practice, mindfulness increases the density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
Mindfulness increases kindness and compassion
Mindfulness helps us focus
For more on the science of mindfulness, visit the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.