The benefits of mindfulness
So why practice mindfulness? As we take time to be present to our experiences, and practice focusing on the present, we actually rewire our brains by creating new neural networks. What are neural networks, you ask? When we learn behavior (how to swim, how to write the alphabet, how to drive a car) we create a neural network in the brain--neural networks, essentially, are neurons collecting signals from others and this creates an electric activity that creates connective branches in the brain.