Are you one of those people that doesn't 'believe" in certain mind-body practices that have been around for thousands of years? Do you scoff cynically when somebody mentions meditation or even the phrase mind-body? Well according to this article, the joke may be on you.
This article from Psychology Today, outlines five Mind-Body practices that have been scientifically proven to offer important health benefits, whether you believe in them or not. Not that they needed the science to be validated. Just ask anyone who does any of these and they will tell you themselves...the benefits are real.
Incorporating these practices into your life can benefit you in a range of ways like decreasing anxiety and stress, increasing productivity, increasing creativity, decreasing risk for cardiovascular disease, and decreasing depression. I'm sure we could all use a little dose of all of these benefits after battling rush hour traffic. If your commute is anything like mine, you feel like you are in a Mad Max movie every afternoon around 5...
If you haven't incorporated at least one of these practices into your life by now, its time to pull yourself out of the dark ages and start paying attention to the benefits of these age-old practices that have survived the test of time. Its 2015, I think they've earned it!