Meditation RechargeRelax ⋅ Reset ⋅ Renew
With Dr. Gurutrang Singh Khalsa
Relax, Reset, Renew!
Meditation Recharge is a simple, transforming wellness practice anyone can do to feel great.
Find Your Personal Meditation
Through a Meditation Recharge evaluation, Dr. Khalsa can help you find the best Kundalini Yoga meditation technique just for you.
Over Forty Years Experience
Besides being a great chiropractic and acupuncture physician, Dr. Gurutrang Singh Khalsa is an accomplished guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist, who has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for over forty-five years.
“Master of Good Vibrations”
Gurutrang, pronounced Goo-roo-traahng, has the same root word, “tra” as in mantra, or guitar. Trang literally means master of good vibrations or waves of joy. Mantra means to resound good vibrations and waves of joy in the mind. In Meditation Recharge, this is accomplished via chanting or silent repetition to improve mind-body function and mood. Dr. Gurutrang puts Kundalini Yoga meditation and music together to make his Meditation Recharge fun, easy and effective.
Give Yourself a Tune-up!
Meditation can lower blood pressure, enhance the immune system and increase your ability to focus. Studies show meditation helps improve your ability to deal with physical and emotional stress, pain and health problems. Meditation Recharge is customized just for you to make it easy.
A Few Minutes Daily
In as little as three to eleven minutes per day or longer if you wish, Meditation Recharge can help you get right back on track.
Safe and Gentle
Meditation Recharge is safe and gentle.
Meditation Recharge is usually performed in the seated position on the floor and can even be done sitting comfortably in a chair by most anyone of any age.
Breathing, Posture, Chanting
Meditation Recharge is an active or passive technique that incorporates one or all of the following according to your need:
Breathing – Pranayam
Meditation Recharge utilizes controlled breathing or pranayam as a fundamental practice. Rhythmic breathing of varying duration and intensity can increase the vital energy of the mind and body. It helps a person be more centered, peaceful and calm and can enhance many virtues of life.
Posture – Mudra
Mudra means a posture of the arms, hands or fingers. Mudras are micro-systems. Micro-systems are point-for-point correspondences mapped between areas of the arms, hands and fingers to other areas of the body and brain. By performing the practice of mudra in Meditation Recharge, we can effectively self-adjust and renew targeted areas of the mind and body!
Chanting – Mantra
Mantra is the utterance, either verbally or mentally of sounds or words, to have a desired physiological and psychological affect. Meditation Recharge includes melodic, musical chants, mathematically structured to create consciousness-expanding qualities.
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga has taught that when we chant mantras in repetition, the tongue and air currents created in the mouth, impact and stimulate eighty-four acupuncture meridian points on the upper palate to adjust and enhance specific areas of the brain. This is the new neuroscience of Meditation Recharge.
Enjoy Meditation Music Healing
With a brief, daily practice of gentle Kundalini Yoga techniques, Meditation Recharge can help you reorganize and balance your brain, body and glandular system to bring about sustained happiness, vitality, awareness, creativity, prosperity, stability and limitless other attributes of human excellence. It’s for anyone who wants to feel good and function at optimum, naturally!
Meditation Recharge can change your life! Give us a call today to find out more.
Meditation and Neuroplasticity:
Five key articles
By Peter Malinowski | March 4, 2014
Meditation not only changes our mind but also our brain – this is what more and more neuroscientific research suggests.
Neuroplasticity – the change of brain structures as a result of experience – is considered to be one of the most important discoveries of neuroscience. Over the last 10 years evidence has been growing that not only the acquisition of navigational knowledge by London Taxi drivers (see video) or learning a new motor task like juggling (see article), but also meditation practice can lead to significant changes to brain structures. Here I respond to a recent request and list five key articles on that topic.
Article 1: Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness
To my knowledge this is the first study showing differences in brain structure between meditators and non-meditators. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed that experienced meditators had a thicker cortex than non-meditators. This was particularly true for brain areas associated with attention, interoception and sensory processing.
Lazar, S. W., Kerr, C. E., Wasserman, R. H., Gray, J. R., Greve, D. N., Treadway, M. T., … & Fischl, B. (2005). Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport, 16(17), 1893-1897. [pdf]
Article 2: Long-term meditation is associated with increased gray matter density in the brain stem
This study compared long-term meditators with age-matched controls with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and found structural differences in regions of the brainstem that are known to be concerned with mechanisms of cardiorespiratory control.
Vestergaard-Poulsen, P., van Beek, M., Skewes, J., Bjarkam, C. R., Stubberup, M., Bertelsen, J., & Roepstorff, A. (2009). Long-term meditation is associated with increased gray matter density in the brain stem. Neuroreport, 20(2), 170-174. [pdf]
Article 3: The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter
Another study that compared long-term meditators with matched control participants. The main findings were that meditators had larger gray matter volumes than non-meditators in brain areas that are associated with emotional regulation and response control (the right orbito-frontal cortex and the right hippocampus).
Luders, E., Toga, A. W., Lepore, N., & Gaser, C. (2009). The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter. Neuroimage, 45(3), 672-678. [pdf]
While the studies listed so far merely compared existing differences between meditators and non-meditators and thus do not provide information of causality (a possible explanation would be that these people were drawn to meditation because their brains are different – rather than the difference being a result of meditation), below are two studies demonstrating actual impact of meditation practice by means of longitudinal designs (comparing pre- and post-meditation brain scans).
Article 4: Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density
Compared to a control group participation in an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme resulted in increased grey matter in the left hippocampus, a brain area strongly involved in learning and memory.
Hölzel, B. K., Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton, C., Yerramsetti, S. M., Gard, T., & Lazar, S. W. (2011). Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 191(1), 36-43. [pdf]
Article 5: Mechanisms of white matter changes induced by meditation
Here we have a very exciting study showing the impact of meditation practice on the connections between brain areas using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). After only four weeks of meditation changes in white matter – which is strongly involved in interconnecting brain areas [see myelin] – were present in those participants who meditated but not in the control participants who engaged in relaxation exercises. Interestingly, these changes involved the anterior cingulate cortex, a part of the brain that contributes to self-regulation, an important aspect when people start engaging with meditation practice. (read more about this article in a previous post )
Tang, Y. Y., Lu, Q., Fan, M., Yang, Y., & Posner, M. I. (2012). Mechanisms of white matter changes induced by meditation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(26), 10570-10574. [pdf]
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