Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mindfulness seems to improve circulation.

While I've been away recently I practised mindfulness meditation as I was taught in a pain clinic some years ago. Again, as so long ago, my hands went from very cold and gray to warm and pink. This happened every time and after only about 10 minutes. I think what happens is that the parasympathetic nervous system might be activated. Certainly there is a vascular change and I think circulation is improved. If this is the only benefit I get from mindfulness it makes practising worth while.

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