Listen to a free sample of one of our live Q&A’s from our weekly program. This segment includes a guided meditation followed by an entertaining and informative talk on the inner experience.
You may be interested in the following resources (links) as external
points of reference...
The Benefits of Meditation (Psychology Today)
Abstract of journal article
Relax - It’s Good for You (SMH Article) Meditation has long been lauded.
Now science has shown that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level - for the better
How Meditation Benefits the Brain (Yale University News)
Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (Mayo Clinic)
Meditation and Neuroplasticity, Self Directed Neuroplasticity, New Default Mode
This easy to read blog of Dr Jon Lieff outlines some additional recent research on how meditation affects both brain structure and function.
Meditation and Neuroscience: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice
This 2010 text outlines the history of the scientific study of meditation with a literature review of recent findings and a very cogent analysis of the physical nervous system, the emotions and how meditation can be applied clinically.
Can the mind shape brain matter?
This fascinating article from the Sydney Psychologist website tells the story.
Meditation increases grey matter density in the brain stem
A remarkable study which shows that long term meditation leads to physical changes in part of the nervous system responsible for cardiorespiratory control and may also offer a physical basis for the positive cognitive, emotional and immunoreactive effects of meditation.
If you live in Melbourne and would like to learn to meditate, we recommend Dean Das/Mind Yoga