For Entrepreneurs for Impact, meditation can be a life- and work-hack that boosts our focus, endurance, resilience, insight, and kindness (hey, don’t knock it...this comes in handy when building strong customer relationships and internal team rapport).
On the podcast, Ariel Garten — neuroscientist, psychotherapist, and the co-founder of Muse, the brain sensing headband that helps you meditate — talks about the benefits of meditation described by over 1,000 studies.
Long-term meditation can increase the size and thickness of these parts of the brains, which often degrade as we age:
Pre-frontal Cortex – Our attention control center.
Amygdala – Emotions.
Hippocampus – Learning and memory.
Corpus Callosum – Bundle of nerves that connect your left and right brain hemisphere.
Temporal Parietal Junction – Compassion, empathy, and perspective changing.