Focus For A Minute Audio Guides
Do you feel as if you are always on the run, always have more on your to-do list than you can actually do? Does the fantasy of slipping off to an island for a mini-vacation, or the idea of weaving a midday nap into your routine sound fantastic? I can’t arrange the vacation or the nap, nor can I take over your to-do list; however I have created the Focus for a minute™ audio guides to support you, because I know the feeling!
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These are short guided meditations that you can listen to anytime, including in the middle of your busy day. I decided to keep the audio guides succinct to ensure that you can easily find the time to listen, rather than feel as if you were going to add one more item onto that to-do list. Reset your mind and restore your body in only a few minutes.
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.”