Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation

Meditation and Wild Places – a Wonderful Place to Be!

Yoga Meditation

Experienced meditators seem to be able to switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. (Yale News 21 November 2011) – see full text here.

To view our programme of events linking Wild Places to Meditation click here.

MEDITATION… you needn’t be an expert to reap the benefits!


Russell lives in Ireland County Kerry Ballinskelligs

… you could ‘just’ be someone who loves to walk under open skies, on hill tops, on the seashore, in the woods…

In our MEDITATION IN WILD PLACES programme for 2012  we are offering a unique introduction to Meditation for beginners; to connect with Meditation in a whole spectrum of ways and also spend time in one of the most beautiful and spiritual places in the world – the South Kerry region of Ireland (The Iveragh Peninsula).

 And, for those who already Meditate, a chance to broaden and deepen your experience in spectacular surroundings of mountains and sea, light and shade, colours and contracts, beautiful lonely ‘Blue Flag’ beaches, music and traditional dance and local people World renown for their warm welcome.

To find out more, go to the MEDITATION IN WILD PLACES menu item at the top of this page, or simply  Click Here

… but what are the much talked of benefits of Meditation?

In January 2011 an article in NewScientist set out what is on offer to those who take time-out to become truly self-aware, on the path to discovering the limitless potential that resides within us all. Here is an extract from that article (you can click on the picture to view & enlarge it, to make it easy to read)
To view and download the full version of this NewScientist article click herePutting meditation to the test [NewScientist, Issue 2794, 11 January 2011]