Learn How to Shape Your Brain and Live a Rich Life

Alexandra Starr | Yoga International

learn to shape your brain

Your brain is shaped by the life you live. The right mental, physical, and spiritual practices protect your mind, so you can have the very richest life possible.

For years, there was a fundamental disconnect between the way we perceived the brain and our physical body. While we knew there would be inevitable deterioration in our physical prowess as we aged, there was also an understanding we could mitigate the worst effects by exercising and paying attention to our diet. Our brain, however, was placed in a different category. After 40, we were told, it embarked on a slow and steady decline, and there was little we could do to stave off the decay. Luckily, we now know that particular theory of our mental life span is fundamentally flawed: The brain can grow and renew itself throughout our lives.

For years, there was a fundamental disconnect between the way we perceived the brain and our physical body.

To be sure, as we age, there are some changes in our mental capacities, particularly in our short-term memories. And a portion of our mental trajectory is determined by genetics. But scientists have documented that our most important organ is fundamentally “plastic.” That is, it reconfigures itself in response to our behavior. And if we make a point of nourishing our mental, physical, and spiritual selves, we can make real strides in protecting our mind as we READ MORE at:

http://yogainternational.com/article/view/how-your-brain-is-shaped-by-the-life-you-live

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