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-- Hello welcome to help dog I'm Dr.
Meditation is consider one of the greatest stress relievers.
It is something that you can do any time anyplace he had to discuss the power of this ancient practice and to teach me -- to gonna teach me.
It's -- Maclean -- she's the author of -- sent to transform your life with eight weeks of meditation.
Thank you great book by -- thank you love it so you mean if -- meditate.
I could turn my -- around you cut if you -- -- well I mean right you have to be willing to home.
But salt you know I hear all sorts of things about meditation.
And it's all positive but one of the facts.
One of the proven facts about meditation and its benefits.
Well you know -- caters for years have talked about how to make some more focused less stressed calmer loving life more so what's been happening lately as our.
Measurements instruments of going into the brain has got more and more sophisticated.
Is we're finding that when people meditate they actually change the structure of their brain.
And most of the studies center around an eight week program where the average -- teeter.
Meditate about 20/20 five minutes and they're finding actual changes in the gray matter of the brain that correlate.
With these -- these subjective experiences like there's less stressed the -- made -- love that we activity of the brain starts to shrink the -- so the one the part of the brain that's all about self awareness starts to grow.
The hippocampus also gets -- larger now we don't necessarily want to change the structure of our brain on purpose but this is a reflection of what is actually happening.
Well we meditate.
What is happening in the metabolic side you know things like blood pressure.
Heart read all those things.
Well you know most of us are in that hyper alert state the fight or flight response -- we have elevated blood pressure and it's in -- respiration rate is higher.
And our insulin stops being produced and we start -- -- -- gone.
And the circulation changes in the body as a reaction to stress with the platelets getting stickier.
So that if we do have an issue where we have to fight -- -- and we start bleeding we don't lead to death.
Now when we start to meditate we start to activate the rest in digest response.
That's a response where -- the whole metabolic system starts to slow down the respiration rate starts to normalize the brain wave function starts to get more com.
We also have lowered blood pressure the -- let's get thinner and we start to normally temperature can you get the same mistake from.
-- Well you know I talk about that sometimes I think you can it depends on how you pray.
I think you can do now but.
You think brain is if it has the same benefits -- meditate.
It can't if it's not a prayer of god if it's if it's a prayer of real comes contemplation.
And awareness I believe -- can have the same effects it can take your brain wave activity into the alpha state where your immunity is enhanced other any sign of things.
I think the side effects could be get a little cents -- -- -- you want to.
Am sensitive physically -- you may be a little more alert to the way things feel or what you -- what you don't like -- little more clued in on what feels good what doesn't.
So this side effects would be.
Taking care of that integration period after meditation practice.
You don't wanna come out too quickly it's like jumping out of bed with me alarm goes off is that -- -- you anxiety exactly you can undo the good stuff -- just done an eight.
All right and any specific time that is good to meditate.
Well I like to get up first thing in the morning -- -- -- before everything else starts happening and I also like to -- before happy hour.
And those are two good times to meditate and daily on an empty stomach.
Okay all right so -- teach me because I think I am I am new to meditation OK so.
I'm very old to praying.
Which -- do quite often but meditation I don't I don't get.
Okay so okay so this is the three things that you need for meditation OK.
You need your attention which I have from you right now.
We need to focus for your attention and we need to willingness and I think we have all three run okay now the focus of the intent of your attention -- this meditation is going to be your breath.
Okay now I don't know how this makes good TV but I want to to.
Either close your eyes or let your -- be somewhat tapped.
Gazing down towards the ground and a soft -- I want you to relax your body and I'll guide you through this if you like he -- in your forehead.
Relax in your face.
Letting your shoulders -- down and away from your ears and relaxing their times.
Relaxing your belly.
And relaxing and lakes.
Now what I'd like you to do is bring your attention to your breath.
Now there's no need to change.
Or regulate your breath I just want you to feel.
The sensation of your breath.
As it moves in and out of your body ideally breathing through your notes.
-- -- -- we'll change it might get faster or slower.
-- -- -- Just keep bringing your attention back to -- if you -- your attention drifts away to a father an idea that experience.
Just simply bring it back to the -- it doesn't matter how many times you need to refocus your attention.
As you're doing this your training your brain not to be -- active.
To the external world or to the ideas you may have of things you need to do and what needs to get done later.
Just keep coming back from -- to do this for five minutes or -- Heat coming back in keeping the body relaxed.
Some people like to say a crass things.
Do this before they meditate -- Apple is certainly you know it's certainly very soothing.
But you know for France as an individual from me.
I would have to practice a whole lot that's -- meditation practice.
I mean really a lot practice instantly you know I guts.
I'm already thinking of ten things that have to do have to finish with his breathing exercise OK so that's -- that's what happens to us.
We have to train the brain not be so reactive.
I'll -- -- last question which I think is very important for me I have an autistic child.
And you know in autism as children get a little bit older.
They go through and sometimes and on even.
-- charge of emotions right because at the beginning they have certain mannerisms.
Then they get to speak hopefully then they get to interact.
And of course they starting -- to get retrained in the socialization.
Of life which sometimes is very harsh.
And they have a lot of -- up feelings.
How much -- feeling in meditation and -- this.
Well I think -- moving meditation might be different autistic child I don't know you know the spectrum is so great next book.
-- I can do -- there's actually a walking meditation there that might be good for him.
Because I think that that's the kind.
That would be quite beneficial.
For children in the expect from.
While they say -- on 13 of all escalates you don't have -- DD or.
All right some you know format for me MM probably an old dog that it's going to be very hard to change but.
Definitely for four children and I think it will be a valuable tool I agree all right.
Well listen this is great the book is sold centered transform your your life in eight weeks I think it's very very good.
You have incredible credentials because I know who you play -- -- you know you -- with.
And you can get the book anywhere anywhere I -- like it has their way through web site.
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