Breaking Down the Science Behind Meditation
Whether you’re a practiced yogi or a zen-curious newbie, one thing’s for certain: meditation is definitely what the doctor ordered. Sure, just about everyone knows it’s great at introducing some calm into our insane day-to- day (including your Mom, who sent you a random link about it on Facebook yesterday), but science is uncovering exactly how this age-old practice affects the mind and body. Some benefits: improved concentration, increased happiness and slower aging—um, sign us up!
Curious about what happens to your body during a meditation session? A+E District’s neighbor, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, is breaking down the science behind it on Tuesday, August 2 during “Meditate & Chill”. The blissed-out folks from Innergy Meditation along with Frost Science staff will be getting into the nitty gritty of it all: what exactly is meditation? What are its effects on the body and mind? What’s the optimal posture and breathing method?
Afterwards, you’ll get a 10-minute session to practice everything you’ve learned. And because this is a science museum, you’ll be throwing on a Muse—a brain-sensing headband that gives you feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. Will there be wine? Of course. And some healthy munchies from Whole Foods. And it’s free. But there’s a catch. The program is open to the museum’s Young Patrons—a group of 21 to 40-somethings interested in the intersection culture and science. Hey, we’re into it. Think you might be to? Get in touch with your glorious inner nerd and give the Frost Science crew a call at 305-434- 9554.