The science is key in reaching others about the meditation process and its tremendous benefits. If people experience benefits in conjunction with having the science to back it up, they gain a greater level of understanding and experience. InnerScience is the fast track to providing this knowledge.
Metamorphosis exists to facilitate a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection, ultimately empowering people to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
At Metamorphosis, through our ongoing research, we capture the data of personal change and transformation. By conducting scientific investigations into the effects of meditation, we’re furthering a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. And, in doing so, we’re encouraging people to unlock their full potential – and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
As we reflect upon 2023, we are filled with gratitude for your commitment to our shared mission: advancing the understanding of the biological and physiological impacts of meditation on the human body. This year is highlighted by remarkable strides in research, with groundbreaking studies shedding light on the profound ways in which meditation empowers individuals to heal and thrive. Your generous contributions have fueled numerous projects, allowing us to explore meditation and its effects on overall well-being. With this report, we celebrate not only the scientific achievements but also our incredible Catalyst Community!
“The heart and the brraaaainnnn…”
This phrase you hear at events during meditations may be the key to understanding how the mind can change the body and how the heart can influence the mind.
My graduate studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin (from January 1999-May 2022) focused on stress adaptation in the heart. In the mid-1980s it was discovered that small amounts of stress protected the heart from a subsequent stress that was more lethal and toxic . This concept, known as preconditioning, involves activating endogenous systems regulating kinases and protein modulators in the acute phase and altered gene response in a delayed phase. This process is also universal and can be coaxed in virtually all organs.
As a kid I struggled with various health challenges, especially gut issues, allergies, and headaches. I tried Western medicine with little results. Eventually I started researching on my own and tried all sorts of diets to improve my health, and I learned about the concept of epigenetics, which meant to me that I might actually be able to overcome these issues by modifying something in my life, and I thought it was all about diet. I became obsessed with diets and food for several years and struggled because this is only a part of the picture.