Mindfulness meditation has become very popular in recent years. Fans claim it can be used to help stave off mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience each year.
Mindfulness teaches you to let go of distracting or negative thoughts and focus on the present moment. One idea as to how this might be beneficial is that the practice might help you address unwanted or negative thoughts before they begin to escalate in ways that can affect your mental health.
Although the use of mindfulness-based techniques shows potential for treatment, some believe it’s particularly promising as a preventative, resilience-building approach.
But can something as simple as mindfulness actually cause measurable changes in brain activity?
To find out, read the full article on the BBC Website to find the results of a fascinating experiment.