Hi. I'm Lisa Dawn Angerame. I'm one of the founding partners of Nava NYC, a collective of nine yoga and meditation teachers in New York City. Our website is www.navanyc.com. Today I will be talking to you about meditation. Meditation is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. In our modern times, scientists have actually studied the practice of meditation and have proven many, many benefits from this practice.
Meditation has been shown to increase the alpha waves in our brain. Alpha waves actually have been shown to relax us. Meditation has been proven to reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol. Meditation decreases the negative effects of stress. Meditation decreases anxiety and depression. It increases productivity and improves concentration and attention span. It improves our ability to relate to others. It improves our sleep.
Studies have shown that meditation can help reverse the effects of heart disease when coupled with exercise and a plant-based diet. In modern times, we've actually proven the effects of meditation. So do it. Meditate. Find focus, find calm, and see yourself experiencing the benefits of meditation practice. Check us out at navanyc.com.