We all understand that meditation is beneficial to our overall well-being, but it isn’t always easy to do. Stress can have a damaging effect on our body and mind, but fortunately, we can reduce its impact through meditation. Although it can be challenging to start meditating, just like building any muscle in the body, consistent practice will help strengthen the skill over time. With meditation, you’ll be able to manage your thoughts more effectively and better respond emotionally to life’s stressful situations.
Making meditation a habit can positively affect your life. To build the practice, start by choosing the easiest days and times for you to meditate regularly. Consider doing it in the morning, during lunch break, or in the evening, and always try to do it at the same time each day. Don’t worry about picking the ideal time; just pick a consistent time that works for you and stick with it.
If it is difficult to calm your mind, Ariel Garten, the co-founder of Muse, a brain-sensing headband, shares how we can use brain wave technology to monitor when our brains are calm or when it is active. She helped to invent the Muse that you can use it at home to assist you with attaining that calm brain wave state.
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In this episode, Ariel Garten dives into the world of meditation and provides a deeper understanding of how it can help improve our quality of life. You will learn how to use meditation to optimize your physical and mental well-being from its effects on sleep, productivity, and even stress levels. Hear tips on how to incorporate meditation into your everyday routine so you can experience all these benefits for yourself.
Let’s jump in!
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:56] Ariel’s backstory and how she got into helping people meditate.
[04:35] Basics forms of meditation and the benefits of regular meditation.
[08:34] How long do you need to meditate to start experiencing the benefits?
[10:53] Different types of meditation and what Ariel has found to be more effective.
[22:10] The prime people who need to build a meditation practice in their lives.
[25:12] How meditation improves cellular function and reduces aging? What is the best time to meditate during the day
[27:50] Ariel’s final advice to someone who wants to take the first step to meditation.
About Ariel Garten –
Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain-sensing headband. Muse is an award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness.
Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial head, combined with her fascination with the brain, led her to join forces with two like-minded friends, Chris and Trevor, to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley-backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people to control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country.
These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her daughter or on stage across the world, speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.
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