SCIENCE AND MEDITATION

L’absence de pensée et la tranquillité d’esprit
est un « bien-être intense » qui permet de se régénérer.

(EEG study:  High Resolution Aftanas L., Golosheikine S., Human anterior and frontal midline theta and lower alpha reflect emotionally positive state and internalized attention – Neuroscience Letters, 2001)

Impact de la méditation sans pensée sur le cerveau

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*In particular: (A) Right Anterior Insula (B) Right Inf. Temp(C) Right angular (D) Left ventrolateral prefrontal Cortex (E) Left Anterior Insula

Les effets neuro-physiologiques de la méditation sans pensée

  • PARASYMPATHETIC ACTIVATION

    Restoration/self-improvement, relaxation

  • STIMULATION OF THE RIGHT FRONTAL CORTEX

    Controls attention, concentration, interoception

  • RELEASE OF NEURO-HORMONES AND NEUROTRANSMITTERS (DOPAMINE, MELATONIN, SEROTONIN)

    Internalised attention, enjoyment/pleasure

  • INCREASED SIZE OF INSULAR CORTEX

    Accepting and knowing yourself, autonomy, emotional intelligence, increased vigilance

  • MEDIAL ORBITOFRONTAL ZONE, ACTIVATION OF HIPPOCAMPUS AND AMYGDALA

    Regulation of emotions*, detachment**, enjoyment/pleasure

  • INFERIOR RIGHT TEMPORAL LOBE

    Socio-emotional competence: gratitude, understanding of others, empathy…

*reassessment of negative emotional states, **fewer reactions to various stressful stimuli
Rubia K. The neurobiology of meditation and its clinical effectiveness in psychiatric disorders. Biological psychology. 2009 Sep 1;82(1):1-1. 

L’impact de la méditation sans pensée

Neuroscience. The state of thoughtless awareness, experienced during meditation, is the origin of a sustained level of well-being, emotional balance, and improved information processing.

Hernández SE, Suero J, Barros A, González-Mora JL, Rubia K. Increased grey matter associated with long-term sahaja yoga meditation: a voxel-based morphometry study. PloS one. 2016 Mar 3;11(3):e0150757.


Manocha R, Black D, Wilson L. Quality of life and functional health status of long-term meditators. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012;2012.

Medical Science.Practitioners of this meditation all demonstrate a lower level of stress and an improvement in mental and physical well-being compared to the more widespread meditation practices.

Manocha R, Marks GB, Kenchington P, Peters D, Salome CM. Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax. 2002 Feb 1;57(2):110-5. 


 
Harrison LJ, Manocha R, Rubia K. Sahaja yoga meditation as a family treatment programme for children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2004 Oct;9(4):479-97.
 
Manocha R, Semmar B, Black D. A pilot study of a mental silence form of meditation for women in perimenopause. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2007 Sep 1;14(3):266-73.

Management. Directors and managers who have practiced meditation demonstrate a change in their value system, emotional stability, and show increased moral and ethical responsibility in decision-making.


Lenssen G, Tyson S, Pickard S, Bevan D, Zollo M, Minoja M, Casanova L, Hockerts K, Neergaard P, Schneider S, Tencati A. Towards an internal change management perspective of CSR: evidence from project RESPONSE on the sources of cognitive alignment between managers and their stakeholders, and their implications for social performance. Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society. 2009 Aug 8.

 
Schneider SC, Zollo M, Manocha R. Developing Socially Responsible Behaviour in Managers: Experimental Evidence of the Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Management Education. Business schools under fire: Humanistic management–Education as the way forward, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011 Aug 9:238-45.
 
Crilly D, Schneider SC, Zollo M. Psychological antecedents to socially responsible behaviour. European Management Review. 2008 Sep;5(3):175-90.