A VALUABLE TOOL TO HELP YOU REFINE AND DEEPEN YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE
The model of Biofeedback we use integrates the practice of Yoga/Meditation with Biofeedback. The equipment can help increase your awareness of the very subtle states of the mind and body. The foundation of Biofeedback is the same diaphragmatic breathing that is used in the Himalayan Style of Yoga and Meditation. Thus the Yoga and Meditation classes offered at the Meditation Center help support the process of learning self-regulation. The first step in learning self-regulation is to learn correct diaphragmatic breathing. Wearing a respiration belt, for example, can give you a much clearer, quantitative picture of how smoothly you are breathing. It can also help you find the ideal rate of breath which will most quickly balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic sides of your autonomic nervous system. Sensors can also be placed on the skin to help you learn how to relax your forehead and trapezii muscles, which can lead to a deeper overall state of relaxation. It is also possible to tape a sensor to your finger, which will support you in learning how to warm the skin temperature. A higher skin temperature represents a deeper state of relaxation. By attaching a sensor to your scalp, the equipment has the capacity to measure the amplitude of the alpha brain waves. Alpha is the brave wave most dominant when you are in a state of meditation. With practice, this level of amplitude can be raised. A higher level of alpha amplitude represents a deeper state of meditation.
Initial two hour session - $100.00
Each session after - $50.00 per session
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Daniel Hertz, MS, BCIAC, RYT 500
has an MS Degree in Counseling and is a long-time Teacher and Counselor in the Minneapolis Public Schools. In 2004 he was awarded PreK-12 Educator of the Year from the University of Minnesota, College of Education Alumni Association. He is Internationally Certified as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor (RYT 500) and has been giving Yoga and Meditation classes in the U.S., India, and Panama since 1995. He is a regular contributing writer for the Himalayan Path Yoga Journal. He is also Nationally Certified (BCIAC) as a Biofeedback Practitioner and has been offering Biofeedback sessions at the Minneapolis Meditation Center since 2006.
Daniel is the author of the book Swami Hari: I am a Simple Forest Monk, which is available in The Meditation Center's Bookstore and at Amazon.com. All proceeds go to SRIVERM, a vocational school in the Himalayas founded by Swami Hari.