There are many studies that show that practicing something in your mind is almost as good as practicing it in real life.
The beauty of a guided meditation is that you can bring about change in your body by using your mind, and that means activating muscles, changing your biological state, and even changing the way the cells in your body work.
How Guided Meditation works
Guided meditation is an extremely powerful way of eliciting change in your life, due to the nature of the way the brain works. When you experience something in real life your brain changes its neural pathways, and will pass information to your subconscious mind to store for future use. For example if you wanted to become great a learning languages, your brain has already stored previous experiences of you trying to learn a language. If the experience was good you will be better at learning, if your experience was bad the chances are it will be very difficult to learn a new language. What guided meditation helps to do is reprogram your mind by directly accessing your subconscious mind and give it a new, better experience.
Your brain does not distinguish between a real event and an imagined event. So if you imagine something in your mind, your brain takes it that you’ve actually experienced what you were imagining and forms new neural pathways to be stored for future use.
This has huge implications in the field of personal development as there is really no limits what we can achieve.
What’s really exciting is that studies have shown that when we are trying to get better at sports and we imagine practicing the sport in our mind, the muscles in your body are being activated and actually strengthen as a result. This has huge implications in the field of personal development as there is really no limits what we can achieve.
What guided meditation does is give you a new, better experience by being guided through a scene in your mind. These scenes are always positive and will change your brains neural pathways to install a great experience for you.
In every guided meditation you are given a complete mind and body relaxation session. With this deep relaxation session you are guided to relax every part of your body, which will help your brain to reach deep meditative states. We’ve all heard about the many benefits of meditation, so I have incorporated a deep meditative experience into each of my guided meditations.
In this fast paced world a lot of us spend our time running at 100 miles per hour, and we are constantly switched on and increasing our stress levels which is harmful to our bodies and our minds.
Meditation helps you to reach the Alpha and Theta brainwave patterns, which is much more relaxing and can help us deal with day to day life in a much more calm, controlled and focused way. It has also been shown to have benefits for us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.