Guided Meditation - An easy way to relax and be creative!
With our days becoming more busy, finding a moment to unwind and gather focus is no easy task. But with Cloud 9 Guided Meditation programs, you can simply slip-on headphones and relax. It's perfect for beginners, even if you've never meditated before! The audio portion is a creative visual exercise, in order to be both interesting and relaxing. While another key benefit is the led lighted glasses. The glasses provide a visual pattern and as a result help you drop into a meditative state even quicker. You will undoubtedly discover a state of peace due to having both your audio and visual senses focused.
Simply put, the practice of meditation allows your brain to make new connections. Studies have shown that the amygdala, which is the 'reactive' part of your brain, actually shrinks with regular meditation! Since the amygdala is in control of your fight or flight response, then reducing the amygdala will lead to reducing stress.
Most important, when our amygdala is activated we have trouble accessing the pre-frontal cortex of our brain. The pre-frontal cortex is in charge of thinking, reasoning, logic, and problem solving. Therefore we have a really hard time resolving conflict once the amygdala has taken over. Surely if we can condition our amygdala to chill out, then we will feel a greater sense of peace!
For instance, reflect on the last time you were in conflict. What parts of your brain do you think were activated? Were your responses driven by logic and reasoning or emotion? Did you retreat and lash out, or were you calm and open? How would you like to be when in conflict?
To learn more, check out this short video Meditations Impact on the Brain by Dr. Yewande Pearse.
Benefits of Meditation:
- Decreased heart rate
- Lower blood pressure
- More efficient use of oxygen
- Improve immune system
- Boost Focus
- Raise energy levels
- Better sleep patterns
- Stress Reduction