The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Meditation

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Meditation

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Let’s be honest for just one moment. Meditation can be hard and frustrating. We’ve all heard that meditation has incredible benefits, but it can be incredibly difficult to sit still and focus for that long, and it’s so frustrating when thoughts continue to intrude.

Plus, how do you even know if you’re doing it right and reaping the benefits of the time you’re putting in?!

This week, you’re meeting a woman who is changing all of that. This week on the podcast, you’ll hear from Ariel Garten, inventor of Muse. Muse is a headband that helps you meditateUsing brain sensors, MUSE gives you real-time feedback on your brain’s activity during meditation — actually letting you hear the sound of your own mind.

This was such a fascinating interview. It’s not everyday that I get to interview someone who is both a psychotherapist and a neuroscientist. During her interview, Ariel gives us the real, scientific lowdown on:

  • What meditation and mindfulness really are
  • Why meditation is so helpful for us
  • What exactly happens during the brain when you meditate
  • How meditation changes the structure of the brain after you’ve been doing it for a while.
  • As a BONUS, Ariel dives into the neuroscience behind FEAR and how we can move forward in spite of feeling afraid

This interview is jam-packed with fascinating and practical information, and I can’t wait for you to dive in!

Learn more about Muse here

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