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Go Beyond the Mind to Heal the Body

Article by: avantaridhyana
Written on 2020-10-14T08:11:25+00:00

Meditation can help tune your body to its natural rhythm

Meditation is known to be extremely beneficial. But most of its benefits are relegated either to the mind or the soul. It is a vital part of one’s spiritual awakening and an invaluable practice to gain mental peace. But meditation does more. Regular meditation produces several physical benefits. It helps manage pain, alleviate discomfort, and most importantly helps your body’s systems find their natural balance.

Here are the most important physical benefits of meditating regularly:

Reducing the physiological response to stress

The reason why stress and anxiety can be dangerous is that they create physical symptoms that are extremely unhealthy. Meditation helps alleviate the biological response to stress in the body. It decreases metabolism, lowers blood pressure, improves heart rate, and relaxes your breathing. It helps the tense muscles relax and reduces tightness. While these are episodic benefits, long-term meditation has been shown to significantly lower high blood pressure, and the probability of a heart attack.

Continuous stress increases the levels of the hormone Cortisol in the human body. Cortisol increase leads to the release of inflammation-promoting chemicals called Cytokines. These disrupt sleep, promote depression, increase blood pressure, and lead to fatigue. Not only does meditation reduce the effects of inflammation, but it also improves the symptoms of conditions such as IBS, PTSD, and Fibromyalgia.

Insomnia and sleeping difficulties are also common manifestations of stress. Research has shown that mindfulness-based mediation programs helped people sleep longer and deeper.

Charging your immune response

Several studies have shown that meditation has a positive effect on improving the immune system of the body. People who meditate regularly have improved mitochondrial energy production, consumption, and resilience. It also makes our bodies more resilient through improved hormone regulation and decreased cellular inflammation.

Several studies have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation increases the levels of disease-fighting cells within your body. In people suffering from cancer mindful meditation has led to increased levels of T-cells which improve the markers that indicate disease progression. It has increased levels of the protein interleukin-8 among the elderly which suggests improved immune function.

Lastly, mindful meditation has been demonstrated to reduce the aging process within the body. People who meditate have better Telomere length and activity. Telomeres are the proteins at the end of chromosomes which prevent them from aging. Reduced cellular aging can keep you healthier and younger for longer.

The brain and memory

It would be criminal to talk about the positive effects of meditation and not include its effect on the brain. We know through MRI studies that mediation has a significant impact on the brain especially on areas involved in attention, working memory, learning, and conscious perception. It affects these areas in a positive wave by increasing gamma wave activity. Gamma wave activity is also linked to positive emotions including happiness.

Another positive effect of mindful mediation is improving your focus. People who practice mediation can focus deeper and longer, they remember the details of their tasks better and are less prone to distractions. A study showed that as little as 4 days of mediation may be enough to improve your attention span.

The long-term effect of focus and attention is on your memory. Thus, regular mediation also helps keep the mind younger and more active. By doing so, it becomes less prone to age-related memory loss. Mediation is also known to at least partially improve memory in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Yes, we can measure it!

The most fundamental questions that meditation practitioners or those considering it ask are, “How do we know we’re doing it right? How do we know it’s working? If only there was some way to tangibly prove that we’re now in a meditative state?” The answer to these questions has always been one of faith. People have been told, “Go with the flow” or “Don’t worry, you’ll get there.”

We at Dhyana have been driven by a need to build a scientific response to these questions. Why shouldn’t we be able to prove the effects of a process that is extremely beneficial for us? People who meditate should know exactly how well they’re doing or for how long they’re meditating. But most important of all, they should know that it’s working.

Dhyana was set up to provide a scientific mediation experience. Something so robust that even the staunchest skeptic cannot deny it simply because it is based on actual, real-time biological feedback. Our smart wearable device processes bio-feedback from the body as you meditate. We can now quantify your meditation and visualize the data to give you definitive answers on your progress.

The Dhyana ring monitors your body’s subconscious or the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) through Heart Rate Variability. It breaks down this data into 3 segments providing scores on breathing, ability to relax, and ability to focus.

With Dhyana, you can now see the tangible physical benefits of your meditation efforts. You know that your heart rate reduces because we measure it. You know your focus has improved because the data proves it. This remarkable breakthrough shows without a doubt that each time we sit down and calm our mind our body relaxes too. So, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes and meditate, you owe it to yourself and your body.

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Go Beyond the Mind to Heal the Body

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Written on 2020-10-14T08:11:25+00:00

Meditation can help tune your body to its natural rhythm

Meditation is known to be extremely beneficial. But most of its benefits are relegated either to the mind or the soul. It is a vital part of one’s spiritual awakening and an invaluable practice to gain mental peace. But meditation does more. Regular meditation produces several physical benefits. It helps manage pain, alleviate discomfort, and most importantly helps your body’s systems find their natural balance.

Here are the most important physical benefits of meditating regularly:

Reducing the physiological response to stress

The reason why stress and anxiety can be dangerous is that they create physical symptoms that are extremely unhealthy. Meditation helps alleviate the biological response to stress in the body. It decreases metabolism, lowers blood pressure, improves heart rate, and relaxes your breathing. It helps the tense muscles relax and reduces tightness. While these are episodic benefits, long-term meditation has been shown to significantly lower high blood pressure, and the probability of a heart attack.

Continuous stress increases the levels of the hormone Cortisol in the human body. Cortisol increase leads to the release of inflammation-promoting chemicals called Cytokines. These disrupt sleep, promote depression, increase blood pressure, and lead to fatigue. Not only does meditation reduce the effects of inflammation, but it also improves the symptoms of conditions such as IBS, PTSD, and Fibromyalgia.

Insomnia and sleeping difficulties are also common manifestations of stress. Research has shown that mindfulness-based mediation programs helped people sleep longer and deeper.

Charging your immune response

Several studies have shown that meditation has a positive effect on improving the immune system of the body. People who meditate regularly have improved mitochondrial energy production, consumption, and resilience. It also makes our bodies more resilient through improved hormone regulation and decreased cellular inflammation.

Several studies have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation increases the levels of disease-fighting cells within your body. In people suffering from cancer mindful meditation has led to increased levels of T-cells which improve the markers that indicate disease progression. It has increased levels of the protein interleukin-8 among the elderly which suggests improved immune function.

Lastly, mindful meditation has been demonstrated to reduce the aging process within the body. People who meditate have better Telomere length and activity. Telomeres are the proteins at the end of chromosomes which prevent them from aging. Reduced cellular aging can keep you healthier and younger for longer.

The brain and memory

It would be criminal to talk about the positive effects of meditation and not include its effect on the brain. We know through MRI studies that mediation has a significant impact on the brain especially on areas involved in attention, working memory, learning, and conscious perception. It affects these areas in a positive wave by increasing gamma wave activity. Gamma wave activity is also linked to positive emotions including happiness.

Another positive effect of mindful mediation is improving your focus. People who practice mediation can focus deeper and longer, they remember the details of their tasks better and are less prone to distractions. A study showed that as little as 4 days of mediation may be enough to improve your attention span.

The long-term effect of focus and attention is on your memory. Thus, regular mediation also helps keep the mind younger and more active. By doing so, it becomes less prone to age-related memory loss. Mediation is also known to at least partially improve memory in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Yes, we can measure it!

The most fundamental questions that meditation practitioners or those considering it ask are, “How do we know we’re doing it right? How do we know it’s working? If only there was some way to tangibly prove that we’re now in a meditative state?” The answer to these questions has always been one of faith. People have been told, “Go with the flow” or “Don’t worry, you’ll get there.”

We at Dhyana have been driven by a need to build a scientific response to these questions. Why shouldn’t we be able to prove the effects of a process that is extremely beneficial for us? People who meditate should know exactly how well they’re doing or for how long they’re meditating. But most important of all, they should know that it’s working.

Dhyana was set up to provide a scientific mediation experience. Something so robust that even the staunchest skeptic cannot deny it simply because it is based on actual, real-time biological feedback. Our smart wearable device processes bio-feedback from the body as you meditate. We can now quantify your meditation and visualize the data to give you definitive answers on your progress.

The Dhyana ring monitors your body’s subconscious or the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) through Heart Rate Variability. It breaks down this data into 3 segments providing scores on breathing, ability to relax, and ability to focus.

With Dhyana, you can now see the tangible physical benefits of your meditation efforts. You know that your heart rate reduces because we measure it. You know your focus has improved because the data proves it. This remarkable breakthrough shows without a doubt that each time we sit down and calm our mind our body relaxes too. So, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes and meditate, you owe it to yourself and your body.

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