The “Big Three” Benefits of Daily Mindfulness Practice

In the last post I explained that mindfulness is often credited for a suspiciously long list of benefits, from better sleep to better marriages. But it’s hard to see quite how sitting on the floor does all that, if indeed it does.

Once you’ve established a regular mindfulness practice, you notice all sorts of happy side effects. I could list dozens in my life. They vary from person to person, but many can be reduced to three major, primary benefits that are probably universal among mindfulness practitioners.

I’ll explain what they are, and how they could possibly result from sitting on a cushion, noticing your breathing.  Read more