What happens to your brain during meditation?
Meditation is a specific state of consciousness characterized by deep relaxation and internalized attention.
Processes involved in meditation
Meditation alters activity in the limbic system and structures concerning emotional regulation. Other biological bases involved in meditation include neuropsychological mechanisms, autonomic activation, and emotional regulation. Some of the psychological effects of these therapeutic practices are motor and perceptual changes. Since both emotional regulation and spatial attention play an important role in emotion regulation, meditative therapy practices may have beneficial effects on emotion regulation also.
The ability of the hippocampus to stimulate or inhibit neuronal activity in other structures likely relies upon the glutamate and GABA systems. The hippocampus acts to modulate and moderate cortical arousal and responsiveness via rich and extensive interconnections with the prefrontal cortex, other neocortical areas, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus. Meditation is an apperceptive process that induces a set of integrated physiological changes termed the relaxation response.
The therapeutic basis of meditation is credited to the individual calming their mind during the mindfulness and selective, focused attention which requires one to concentrate on breathing and relaxing in a quiet state all help to reduce feelings of stress. Activation of the autonomic nervous system can result in intense stimulation of structures in the lateral hy- pothalamus and median forebrain bundle, which are known to produce both ecstatic and blissful feelings when directly stimulated. During meditation, activity in the frontal and parietal lobe slows down. Meditation involves the neuropsychological mechanism of activation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
Meditation is reported to be clinically effective for physiological, psychological benefits, and biochemical benefits. During meditation, activity in the frontal and parietal lobe slows down and blood flow that was diverted away from the intestines and reproductive organs returns. Meditation is apperceptive processes that induces a set of integrated physiological changes termed the relaxation response. It has been adapted by several professional practices including Only Innocence ™ Holistic Consulting (medical and psychological) communities to assist with decreased anxiety, stress management and improved mental acuity due to these reported benefits.
Why does Only Innocence™ Holistic Lifestyle & Well-Being Consulting use the Muse headband for guided meditation?
Simple; the Muse headband offers an exceptionally simple meditation experience! Only Innocence™ selected the Muse headband because it allows the ability to teach you meditation using real-time feedback and quantifiable results. With the Muse headband, we can work together in 3 convenient ways:
I will teach you how to identify what it feels like to have a calm vs wandering mind.
(Photo Credit: Annie ~a V.I.P. client during a private Muse meditation session with Only Innocence™ Holistic Lifestyle & Well-Being Consulting)
I can support the development of your positive habits outside of consultation sessions without inhibiting your independence.
I can help you reach your treatment outcomes through at-home practice accountability.
Sometimes your mind is calm and sometimes it’s active. The Muse headband can help guide you to a calm mind.
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