Comment on part one: regulating the amygdala!






“During compassion practice, the amygdala is turned up in volume, while in focused attention on something like the breath, the amygdala is turned down.”
My two cents: This is a way of learning to regulate our emotions, our nervous system.



We can also focus on a trigger, visualize being in an awkward stress filled situation, then bring focus back to the breath.



If we can build focus strong enough to let go, our amygdala learns to handle our responses better.



Play with the power of your mindfulness practice, use its strength to heal, to find wellbeinging, to be happy.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on April 3, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Very interesting Marty.

  2. Before neuroscience and functional mri’s meditators felt the change, now we know more and more.

    The mind is amazingly complex but is programmed with simple repetitive actions

  3. Amazing how important our nervous system is for living life. It has influence in anxiety, trauma, emotions, ptsd and wellbeing in general. Are we living a calm free existence or an anxiety filled fear based existence.

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