You can reduce stress and increase your ability to focus through practicing meditation a new study shows. No a surprise to those who have long practiced stilling their minds yet gratifying to hear of new research that buttresses what is a sometimes derided way to spend time.
Remarkable Dr. Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, says it is the “ability to release thoughts that pop into mind that frees the brain to attend to more rapidly changing things and events in the world at large." Plus the practice improves your immune system and your ability to read others changing facial expressions. Downside? It takes three months of intense training to make the shift. But worth it, eh?