The benefits of meditation for brain and body are well documented. Emptying the mind, temporarily disconnecting all thoughts and focusing on just the present moment is a recipe for reduced stress, better cognition, improved memory, increased creativity and mental ability.

Here’s a great intro to mediation from one of our favourite mindfulness sites:

When you dance (or when you sing or play a sport or paint) you are focused on the present moment, you are in the zone, in an altered state of consciousness. For those of us who find it difficult to meditate (it is so difficult to stop your mind from wandering), dancing is another great way to get there without putting a lot of conscious effort into it.

Author:Ellen Kay |

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