Join Scott Shute for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic body science, part of Mindful Meditations for Work and Life.
- [Instructor] Many forms of meditation focus on the breath. … Let's talk about how the body reacts to stress … and why the breath is a powerful tool … for calming our body systems down. … For hundreds of thousands of years, … we've been programmed to react to danger … or stimulus in a certain way, … and that reaction kept us alive during our cave people days. … In our modern world, where we're surrounded … by constant stimulus, … this reaction is what causes stress in our bodies. … And that stress, over time, … can lead to serious health issues. … We have two nervous systems in our bodies, … the sympathetic, known as fight or flight, … and the parasympathetic system, … known as rest and digest. … Imagine way back in time and we're all hanging out … at night around the campfire, … we hear a stick snap in the woods, … and instantly the fight or flight system turns on. … Our pupils dilate so we can see better in the dark. … Our blood gets stickier so that if we're injured, … we won't bleed to death. …
- Adapting your posture and body language
- Breathing exercises
- Arrival practice
- Body scanning
- Loving kindness
- Sound-based exercise
- Keeping your meditation practice going
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Laying the Groundwork for Success with Meditation
2. Three Breaths
Three breaths practice1m 55s
Arrival practice4m 38s
4. Counting Breaths
5. Deep Breathing
7. Body Scan
Body scan practice14m 26s
9. Sound-Based Exercise: Singing Hu
10. Making It Stick
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