Ariel Garten joins me to discuss all the amazing things meditation can do for your body, and her revolutionary meditation aid device the Muse Headband!
What You’ll Learn
Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:
- How to upgrade your meditation and motivation to do it daily
- How to retrain your brain and body to NOT react to stressors in your environment
- How much meditation you need per day to enjoy its many, many benefits
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Click here! Read the transcript for #288 Upgrade Your Meditation, How to Stop Reacting to Stressors, and What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate with Ariel Garten
About Ariel Garten
Ariel Garten co-founded Muse® as an expression of her background in neuroscience, psychotherapy and art, along with her dedication to bring easy-to-use and accessible tools for well-being to the masses. Ariel is also the co-host of Untangle podcast, where she interviews groundbreaking neuroscientists, psychologists and meditators to teach listeners about the brain, how it works and how to use it to its full potential.
Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, researching Parkinsons disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Post graduation, she trained as a psychotherapist and had her own private practice as well as designing a clothing line that opened Toronto Fashion Week and has been sold across North America. It was her desire to understand the self from both scientific and artistic perspectives that led her to work with BCI technology in the lab of Dr. Steve Mann. There she recognized the opportunity to commercialize technology that would fundamentally disrupt multiple markets and soon co-founded Interaxon, makers of Muse®. The company debuted with the creation of Bright Ideas, Ontarios feature showcase at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where visitors in Vancouver controlled the lights on the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and the Canadian Parliament buildings with their minds from across the country.
Ariel and the Muse® headband have been featured in global media, including CNBC, CNET, CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal and VentureBeat, which credited Ariel for creating the most important wearable of 2014. In addition to her full-time position at Muse®, Ariel keynotes around the world on technology, mindfulness and entrepreneurship and supports and advises a variety of start-ups.
You can learn more about Muse and purchase a Muse Headband at choosemuse.com
Muse helps make learning the art of meditation easy to help you build a rewarding, long-term practice.
Muse allows you to discover your mind-body connection in a completely unique way: through powerful, accurate real-time feedback on brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements.
This allows you to meditate more often and more effectively, which helps your brain and body in so many ways.
In a recent study compared to the control group, the Muse users showed a significantly larger reduction in stress – a 16% reduction in perceived stress in just four weeks.
Focus + Mental Performance
After just four weeks a group using Muse showed an improvement in mental performance and reaction times compared to controls.
Participants using Muse showed changes in their resting brain states, similar to the changes seen in the brains of mindfulness meditators by other researchers, and suggesting an improved control of participants’ ability to relax.
Research has documented other benefits, like increased grey matter density, reduced thinning of the prefrontal cortex, decreasing amygdala activity (associated with stress response), and increased resilience – basically, an overall beneficial change of the brain’s structure and function.
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