It’s not all in your mind: how meditation affects the brain to help you stress less
In Australia, about one in six adults practise meditation, while one in ten practise yoga. People often turn to yoga or meditation as a way to to take time out and manage the stress of their day-to-day lives.
- Michaela Pascoe
- The Conversation
Stress is common, and ongoing stress can contribute to the onset of a range of psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety.
Meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce people’s self-reported levels of stress. This is likely due, at least in part, to the effects that meditation and yoga have on the brain’s stress response…