September 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Meditation and its Benefits: Effect of Heartfulness Meditation on Brain Activity
About the Session:
Long-term meditation practice is increasingly recognized for its health benefits. Among a diversity of contemplative traditions, Heartfulness meditation represents a quickly growing set of practices that is largely unstudied. Heartfulness is unique in that it is a meditation practice that focuses on the Heart. It helps individuals to connect to themselves and find inner peace while meditating. In order to deepen ones’ meditation on the heart, the element of Yogic Energy (‘pranahuti’) is used as an aid during meditation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether consistent EEG effects of Heartfulness meditation be observed in sixty experienced Heartfulness meditators, each of whom attended 6 testing sessions. In each session, participants performed three conditions: a set of cognitive tasks, Heartfulness guided relaxation and Heartfulness Meditation. Heartfulness meditation produces a significant decrease in brain activity (as indexed by higher levels of alpha) during the early stages of meditation. As the meditation progressed deep meditative state (as indexed by higher levels of delta) were observed until the end of the condition. This lead to the conclusion that Heartfulness Meditation produces a state that is clearly distinguishable from effortful problem-solving.
Anirudh Kumar is affiliated and a post-graduate student with Faculty of Medicine (Department of Surgery) and Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a Heartfulness Meditation Study. He was raised in a household where his parents were Heartfulness meditators. Growing up within this practice of meditation he says he has seen the benefits of this meditation first hand. Hence intriguing him to study this area of meditation and practice it. He has been practicing Heartfulness Meditation for the last 5 years and is currently a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer.
Correlation of Depressive Mood, Remission and Systemic Detoxification
About the Session:
Discussing case studies showing systemic detoxification, sustainability and growth, and autoimmune (spondylitis) remission case. 1. “I noticed my sense of humor returning, appetite returning, toxins leaving my body” (PTSD). 2. ” I’ve been more relaxed, clear-headed, I’ve noticed rancid urine, lack of appetite, slightly detached yet calm”. (PTSD) 3. ” I noticed gross smelling urine, reduction of pain, a sense of calm, a better sense of understanding”. (Autoimmune Disease).
2013-2016, Joseph Richard Crant was invited to present during International Conference (China). Invited to submit clinical trials proposal (Ontario) – approved special affiliate of CPA – On the air at Hamilton news AM900. Entered into communication with Canada’s Ministry of Health (Mental health management portfolio).