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When the brain entrains to the heart, connectivity increases between brain and body. Conversely, the location of consciousness in the brain leads to an increased disconnection between brain and body. When one shifts into heart-oriented cognition, mental dialogue is reduced. Sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve pathways and the baroreceptor system directly link the heart and brain, allowing communications and information to flow freely. Messages flowing from the heart to the brain during this shift to coherence significantly alter the brain’s functioning, especially in the cortex, which profoundly affects perception and learning. A new mode of cognition is activated…the holistic/intuitive/depth mode
Symptoms of a new condition brought on by kirtan chanting – coined “bhav brain” – include markedly decreased attachment to one’s self-identity, blurring of the demarcation between “self” and others, disillusionment with materialistic gain, and reduced anxiety about what the future may bring. In extreme cases, Bhavakirtananda said, bhav brain can produce symptoms that can mimic intoxication or drug use, including inexplicable elation, stumbling or aimless wandering, or general “spaciness.”
In his new book, “Success Through Stillness,” Russell Simmons explains the power of meditation and the transformative power something that seems so simple can have over happiness, learning, and complete brain functionality.
When we get lost in our thoughts and emotions on the past and future, we often forget the amazing nature of the present moment–a perpetual clean slate to be perceived in whatever way our minds choose.
Gabrielle Bernstein shares a kundalini meditation for increased energy. Use throughout the day when you’re feeling flat or lethargic instead of consuming caffeine or sugar.
Behind all the mental chatter; behind all the opinions of others; behind the static of the past and future is this surreal moment in time: The present moment….
Society’s love affair with left-brain logic can lead to an overdeveloped Mental Self. The Emotional Self is denied unbridled joy and enthusiasm, while the Physical Self may suffer pain from neglect. Mastering Alchemy teaches you how to embrace the strengths of all three Selves and so much more.
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