Creative Energy

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If you’re looking to tap into your creative side, consider a round of meditation. But don’t focus too intensely. Researchers in the Netherlands found that “open monitoring meditation”—in which the meditator remains open to all thoughts and sensations without focusing on a particular object or concept—spawned more new ideas compared to meditating on a particular thought or object.

Regardless of the form, meditation offers surprising health benefits. Read more here

Sources: 

“Meditation Makes You More Creative,” Leiden University, www.socialsciences.leiden.edu

“Prior Meditation Practice Modulates Performance and Strategy Use in Convergent- and Divergent-Thinking Problems” by L.S. Colzato et al., Mindfulness, 2014

Contributor: 

Alan Siddal