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Brain Changes with Meditation

Over the last 15 years there has been a lot of studies and scientific investigation on the effect that meditation has the brain because this also strongly influences the way our mind works and how we perform. The studies have been carried out on both Mindfulness meditation as well as visualisation meditation (think Buddhist and Yoga meditations) although both meditations are ‘focused’ meditations in that the person actively guides or trains themselves in a technique of thinking by focusing on a task or multiple tasks. This is different than listening to relaxing music although some guided meditation CD’s can provide the instruction to do a focused meditation.

Below are some links which provide the results of those scientific studies and how meditation can change the physical structure of our brains.

Brain changes with mindfulness mediation click here

Seven changes to the brain with meditations click here

Specific studies done on Yoga mediators (visualisation meditation) provide similar changes in the brain structure which you can read here in Scientific America

There is a slight different in focus on the type of meditations in Yoga and Mindfulness meditations but both are involved an active participation and both require 30 minutes or more per day to trigger the brain to begin growing and making the physical changes which result in the increases performances measured.

In my Meditation workshops we learn and practise the aspects of both Mindfulness and visualisation meditations for enhanced improvements to our well-being.

Completed Meditation Workshops

The Meditation workshops went well at the One World Festival, with an average of ten people a day showing up to learn and grow, I introduced to our lovely students the basic techniques for focused meditation, Transcendental Meditation and open eye meditation for the first 4 days and on the final day of the workshop we did some guided Meta (Heartfelt) Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Meditation, both healing and growing meditations.

This August bank holiday weekend I will be visiting the SuperSpirit festival and will be doing workshops on Wizardry and with luck some more meditation workshops.

This is an interesting audio interview from the Heart Math Institute that you can download that discusses how the brain/mind use’s negativity to learn with, which was one of the discussions in my Meditation workshops.

Heart Coherence project

May happy times follow you all