Wellness Wednesdays Benefits of Silent Retreat

Wellness Wednesday 

Benefits of Silent Retreat

Some of you may have read about experiments by Imke Kirste of Duke University. Mice in her laboratory showed neurogenesis, or new nerve growth in the hippocampus area of their brains following exposure to two hours of silence per day.
The hippocampus is an area deeply associated with forming and properly storing memories. It takes only a moment of reflection to understand that memory and identity are profoundly connected. Therefore neurons in the  hippocampus conduct energy that informs our sense of self.

The World Health Organization also studied the effects of Noise Pollution here 

This study concluded 3,000 deaths from heart attacks had been caused primarily by Noise Pollution! 
Silence is indeed golden and increasingly difficult to come by in our daily lives. Stay tuned here and at Stouffville Yoga Life for the next silent retreat opportunity. 

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