THE SCIENCE IS REAL!
The scientific community's interest in mindfulness has grown significantly over the last several years. Researchers at institutions around the world including Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, Stanford, and Harvard have investigated the beneficial effects of mindfulness practices .Numerous studies show that a daily mindfulness practice can have a profound impact on our emotional wellbeing, our physical health, and our ability to manage stress and life challenges.
Advancements in brain scanning have proven that we can actually change the architecture of the brain. A process called Neurogenesis allows new neurons to be formed within the brain. Growth of key brain regions associated with mindfulness have beneficial results including improved emotional regulation, concentration and self-control. Studies have also shown decreased activity of the Amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for the stress response,fear and anxiety.
Understanding that there is capacity for growth within the brain helps explain why mindful training can be beneficial. Given a majority of brain development happens during childhood, it is our belief that exposure to mindfulness at a young age can be beneficial to all children. Awareness of the breath is a simple yet key introduction that can help promote mindful practices within our youth.
The 10 Reasons to Teach Kids Mindfulness:
- Improved Concentration
- Clearer Thinking
- Improved Sleep
- Increases Positive Moods (increased feeling of happiness & ability to enjoy things more)
- Better Self-Awareness & Self-Control
- Lowers Stress & Anxiety
- Better Decision Making
- Increased Empathy toward others.
- Improves Emotional Regulation skills.
- Develops Compassion, Love & Kindness
Numerous studies show THE SCIENCE IS REAL! I hope you will join us in our mission to introduce all children to the concepts of Mindfulness using our fun and relatable stuffed toys.
Co-Founder, Mindful Buddiez