FREE GIFT: Focus For A Minute Audio Guides
Though the primary physical, emotional and mental challenges that take places during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are normal, they are nonetheless demanding. By using the Focus for a Minute™ guides on a daily basis, you will reduce stress and gain health benefits for you and your baby. And, when utilized during pregnancy, the practice creates a foundation for remaining calm and centered during birth and beyond.
In the words of Dr. Herbert Benson, cardiologist and founder of the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School, “The relaxation response [from meditation] helps regulate metabolism, lowers blood pressure and improves heart rate, breathing, and brain waves.”
Studies on monks practicing traditional Buddhist meditation showed increased gamma wave activity in the brain. These waves are involved with mental processes including learning, memory, attention and perception. There was also higher activity in areas linked with positive emotions. A study at the University of Wisconsin also noted this increased activity in regions of the left frontal lobe, an area that appears to be more active in optimistic people.
And according to Stan Chapman, PhD, “Meditation is not difficult to learn…it’s a skill. You need to practice. In time, people develop the ability to produce these meditative, very relaxed states very quickly. When they meditate several times during the day, they become more relaxed during the entire day.”