“Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu
This picture is from a moment I spent on a nature walk in Jamaica. When my mind was quiet; I was able to captivate this beautiful sight. It makes me think of how much beauty we miss every day with the busy and loud lives we live… Here are some physiological benefits of silence!
Quiets the monkey mind
Lowers Blood pressure
Boost the body’s immune system.
Creates new cell growth int he brain. . A 2013 study found that two hours of silence could create new cells in the hippocampus region, a brain area linked to learning, remembering, and emotions.( Reference; article from Suzanne Kane)
Decrease stress by lowering blood cortisol levels and adrenaline. Silence decreases blood pressure and increases circulation to the brain.
Promote good hormone regulation and the interaction of bodily hormone-relate systems.
Prevent plaque formation in arteries.
How about that for a side of Silence on your Sunday!!???