Meditation for a Healthy Mind

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Supriya Reddy. newcity.ny@heartfulness.org. Agenda. What is meditation. What are the benefits of regular meditation. Introduction to Heartfulness Meditation. Conscious Living . Practical demonstration - Guided Relaxation and Meditation Workshop. ID: 597366 Download Presentation

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Meditation for a Healthy Mind

Supriya Reddynewcity.ny@heartfulness.org

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Agenda

What is meditation

What are the benefits of regular meditation

Introduction to Heartfulness Meditation

Conscious Living

Practical demonstration - Guided Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Q&A

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Introduction

Heartfulness Meditation Programs are developed by the Heartfulness Institute.

Self-development and leadership skills programs for:

Universities and colleges,businesses and corporations

Partnership with United Nations Department of Public Information worldwide

Practiced in 120+ countries, million plus practitioners and 6000 trainers

Volunteer driven - services are offered

FREE

of cost across the globe

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Companies Benefiting from Meditation Programs

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Health Benefits Based on Research

Stress, Anxiety and Depression ↓Insomnia ↓Blood pressure ↓Inflammatory markers ↓

Calmness ↑

Mental health and quality of life ↑

Mood and self-esteem ↑

Emotional wellness ↑

Increased telomerase activity and telomere length ↑

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Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

Increased brain folds in long term practitioners

Participation in 8-week meditation program led to measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress

At age fifty, brains of long term meditators (~20 years) were estimated to be 7.5 years younger than those of control group

8-week study improved retrospective memory in caregivers and AD patients

KK showed greater gains in perceived stress, mood, psychological well-being in older patients with subjective cognitive decline

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What is Meditation

Meditation is the process of thinking of one thing with complete focus and observing without attachment

It regulates and refines the mind

Allows access to deeper levels of being

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Why Meditate on the Heart

Heart is the pumping station for blood

Heart is the seat of the soul and the source of love, inspiration and insights

Heart is the most powerful signal generator in the body

Heart has its own neural network or brain

The Heart produces hormones

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Heartfulness Meditation Practice

Source of Light

is within

Thoughts are OK

Experience based

Unwinding technique

Contemplation

Ongoing support from Trainers

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Conscious Living - A Holistic Approach to Life

PAUSE

ATTITUDE

AWARE AND ALERT

RESPOND VS REACT

POISE

RIGHT INPUTS

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How do I nourish?

Balanced Diet, Good Education, Correct Thoughts…

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Dr. Emoto’s Study

“The Messages from Water,” provides evidence that human vibrational energy, thoughts, words, ideas and music affect the molecular structure of the water crystal.

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Mind over Milkshake Study

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Mind over Milkshake Study

Study participants consumed a 380-calorie milkshake under the pretense that it was either a 620-calorie “indulgent” shake or a 140-calorie “sensible” shake.

Measured the hunger hormone Ghrelin in blood samples at 3 time points: baseline (20 min), anticipatory (60 min), and post consumption (90 min).

The mindset of indulgence produced a dramatically steeper decline in ghrelin after consuming the shake, whereas the mindset of sensibility produced a relatively flat ghrelin response.

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Mind over Milkshake Study (cont.)

Satiety was consistent with what participants believed they were consuming rather than the actual nutritional value of what they consumed. Mindset meaningfully affects physiological responses to food

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Heartfulness Integral Approach

Wake up

Grow up

Show up

Clean up

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Unwind and Contemplate:The Different Techniques of Heartfulness

Unwind:

Thoughts and activities create impressions in the heart

Leading to complexities and impurities

Removing Complexities and Impurities leads to lightness in the heart

Contemplate:

End the day with introspection and contemplation

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Heartfulness Meditation Technique

Sit in a comfortable position with a thought (suggestion) that the source of light already present in the heart is illuminating it from within and drawing you in.

If thoughts arise and the attention wanders , gently bring it back to the thought of the light in the heart

Don’t try to visualize the light

Avoid forcing the mind. It is a gentle and natural process.

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Any questions?

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Contact

Email: research@heartfulness.orgheartspots.heartfulness.orgLet’s Meditate AppAvailable on App Store and Google Playheartfulness.org

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Thank you!

Supriya Reddy

newcity.ny@heartfulness.org


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