Podcast: Why and How to Meditate.
In this latest podcast from The Huberman Lab, Andrew looks at the latest scientific evidence about meditation: [In this podcast I look at] the state changes that occur during different types of mediation and describe how to develop the mediation practice optimal for you. I explain key meditation principles, such as using specific breathwork patterns…
Physiological benefits of slow breathing.
It is no coincidence that most of the world’s spiritual and contemplative disciplines involve some form of breathing focused practice. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature concerning the beneficial effects of slow breathing on our physiological systems. Including: Enhances ventilation efficiency and arterial oxygenation via alveolar recruitment, and distension and reduction…
Podcast: Waking up.
An introduction to the practice of meditation from Sam Harris. I have already mentioned Sam Harris and his subscription based* Waking Up app in one of my posts about mindfulness. I am always micro-despondent at people who try to monetise the practice of meditation. It’s like charging you to learn how to breathe. So (without…
Health risks of burning incense.
The relaxing practice of burning a stick of incense may not be good for you after all.