Align to Thrive
The Science Behind
Reiki Mindfulness & Meditation
More and more studies are coming out that are proving what people have been feeling for thousands of years. Studies show the mindfulness, meditation and energy work can lead to less anxiety, lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, cells can change, there can be changes in neural pathways, in brain matter, and gene expression. It is such an exciting time especially for those who want the science backed proof. We are all energy. And to attract a high vibration, love, health, joy, gratitude one needs to be in a high vibration. Mindfulness, Meditation and Reiki can all help you shift your energy to be in a high vibration.
Reading & Articles
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
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The energy therapy is now available in many hospitals. What its ascendance says about shifts in how American patients and doctors think about health care.
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Reiki for Mind, Body, and Spirit Support of Cancer Patients
Benefits of Mindfulness
12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation
Heart Math Institute 2 Way Communication
Most of us have been taught in school that the heart is constantly responding to "orders" sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. However, it is not as commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart! Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function—influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.
HeartMath Institute Research Director discusses why heart coherence is essential in stress management and sustainable behavior change.
The effect of heart activity on brain function has been researched extensively over about the past 40 years. Earlier research mainly examined the effects of heart activity occurring on a very short time scale—over several consecutive heartbeats at maximum. Scientists at the HeartMath Institute have extended this body of scientific rsearch by looking at how larger-scalepatterns of heart activity affect the brain’s functioning.
HeartMath research has demonstrated that different patterns of heart activity (which accompany different emotional states) have distinct effects on cognitive and emotional function. During stress and negative emotions, when the heart rhythm pattern is erratic and disordered, the corresponding pattern of neural signals traveling from the heart to the brain inhibits higher cognitive functions. This limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason, and make effective decisions. (This helps explain why we may often act impulsively and unwisely when we’re under stress.) The heart’s input to the brain during stressful or negative emotions also has a profound effect on the brain’s emotional processes—actually serving to reinforce the emotional experience of stress.
In contrast, the more ordered and stable pattern of the heart’s input to the brain during positive emotional states has the opposite effect—it facilitates cognitive function and reinforces positive feelings and emotional stability. This means that learning to generate increased heart rhythm coherence, by sustaining positive emotions, not only benefits the entire body, but also profoundly affects how we perceive, think, feel, and perform.