Basic human need all has a deep desire for material comforts and pleasure. But true happiness and contentment can only be found by looking within and listening and honouring the still voice within your heart. Let go of all insecurities, fears, and traumas by replacing them with everlasting joy and peace.
Meditation is the act of spending quiet time in thought for religious purposes or relaxation. Saints and Yogis understood devoted meditation leads to realization of God and the liberation of the soul from all forms of bondage. It also bestowed various spiritual and healing powers which they used for people’s benefit. Some saints where known to spend years in the jungles without food or water meditating to find enlightenment. But in today’s modern age bills, families, and busy schedules prevent most people from finding enough time for spiritual development.
Dr. Herbert Benson, director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School found many meditation benefits; such as way genes were expressed; these alterations only occurred after the participants used relaxation meditation techniques such as a guided meditation CD. The first involved genes related to mitochondria, which are the batteries that power the cells. “These changes lead to [mitochondria] being more stable and more controlled,” Benson says. “The word we use in the paper to describe the mitochondrial changes is that they are more resilient.” Which is why people have better moods, more energy, and sleep better.
He also found genes linked to insulin production were also affected, with the relaxation response boosting levels of the hormone that is also involved in energy metabolism. “Insulin facilitates the entrance of glucose into cells and into the mitochondria,”
Meditation also affected genes related to telomeres, which cap off the ends of chromosomes to protect and extend the lives of cells. “The shorter the telomere, the more the aging process is manifest,” Benson says. “What the relaxation response is consistent with is stabilizing the telomeres and making them less likely to break down.” An earlier study found that experienced meditators had about 30% more activity in the enzyme that repairs telomeres following an intensive meditation retreat.
The researchers also saw less activity in genes related to inflammation; in other studies, these genes were over-expressed in patients with hypertension, heart disease and cancer. The data suggest that meditation or regular relaxation can downplay the activity of these genes and potentially counteract some of the physiologic processes that drive them.
According to Benson “We have within us an innate, inborn capacity that counters the harmful effects of stress, ….. And this study has shown its genomic basis: namely that specific hubs of genes are changed when people evoke this relaxation response.”
Studies have shown a minimum of 11 minutes of meditation is all the mind needs to enter a deep meditative state. Benson recommends practicing meditation for 10 to 20 minutes, at least once a day. “It should be a daily habit,” he says, adding, “People have been doing it for millennia. Now we have a scientific basis to prove its worth. It’s wonderful to be alive to see it.” Just find a quiet spot then clear your mind of all mental chatter letting go of any worries and stressors. So what are you waiting for? Start your own daily meditation routine to reap the many meditation benefits to help you feel the peace and joys of a deeper realm of mind.
The IDL Infinity has since been redesigned to contain six large quartz pyramids, a crystal dorje, and a audio output 3.5mm jack which you can plug into a speaker to listen to a humming sound for enhanced meditation clairvoyance and device interfacing. We also have a limited supply of a similar design in a lower cost box containing audio speakers which is available to those who contact us for expressed interest.