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What is Ziva meditation?
It’s a stress reduction technique practiced for twenty minutes, twice a day. It’s designed to bring bliss and uplevel your life. Learn more in our free meditation intro talk.
What if I can’t stop my mind from thinking?
That’s ok! No one can give their mind a command to stop thinking, instead we use a mantra to induce deep rest which is very healing for the body. It’s simple, you just need a bit of instruction.
Why Vedic meditation?
Originally created for people with busy minds and busy lives, this style of meditation easily integrates into daily life. Both effortless and enjoyable, it only takes a chair and twenty minutes to do less and accomplish more.
What if exercise is my meditation?
Exercise is a fantastic compliment to meditation, but it’s not the same thing as meditation. Meditation delivers deep rest to the mind and body, reducing stress from the nervous system.
What is a mantra?
In Sanskrit, “Man” means mind and “Tra,” means vehicle. A mantra literally translates to “mind vehicle,” helping to settle both mind and body to access that space in between thoughts.
Do I have to attend the Intro Talk?
Attending the Intro Talk is the prerequisite for taking the course. We’ll cover where it comes, from why it is so powerful, and the different course and pricing page.
Is this Buddhist?
Vedic meditation is not Buddhist. However, it comes from India, which is where the Buddha is from and studied the Vedas, so the philosophies may overlap.
How much is the course?
Ziva offers individual, group and corporate courses. Please RSVP to our free Intro Talk for a detailed explanation of our offerings and course pricing.
Is this a religion?
No, Ziva Meditation is a stress reducing tool. We have zero interest in telling you how to live your life. We have a lot of interest in giving you the tools to help you act in accordance with what you already know to be true.
45% of women in the US take anti-anxiety or anti-depressants. JAMA Internal Medicine found that meditation helps heal depression and anxiety about as effectively as antidepressants. It floods the brain with dopamine & serotonin. 1
Harvard researchers estimate that 60-90% of doctor’s visits are caused by stress. Meditation is the single most powerful stress relieving tool available by natural means. Getting stressed is not bad for you, staying stressed is toxic.
Because what woman has ever said, “I had the hottest sex last night with this guy who looked WAY older than his age, had a slamming pot belly and was totally distracted the whole time”? Less stress = Better Sex.
When the body is in “fight or flight” mode, mental capacity decreases. Meditation reduces stress and allows you to perform at the top of your game.
Meditation can help relieve the intensity, frequency and duration of migraines. Migraines tend to be 3 hrs shorter for meditators and happen 1.4 times less frequently.
In a recent study of meditation for people with ADHD, 78% of participants reported a reduction in total ADHD symptoms, with 30% reporting at least a 30% symptom reduction. For adults, significant reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms were reported. 2
50% of adults suffer from insomnia a few nights a week. Meditation gives you a custom designed time to get rid of stress in the body, so you can use your sleep as a time for sleep.
Meditation makes the body less acidic, which can increase your fertility. If you are not looking to get pregnant, then please take care. We are having zivaBABIES popping up all over the place.
How Meditation Can Help You
Stress is linked to the following illnesses: heart attacks, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, chronic pain, insomnia, allergies, headache, backache, various skins disorders, cancer, accidents, suicide, depression, immune system weakness, decreases in the number and function of white blood cells.
Don’t like hospitals? In a recent study, meditators showed hospitalization rates 87% less than non-meditators for heart disease, 55% less for benign and malignant tumors, 30% less for infectious diseases, and 50% less for out-patient doctor visits. 3
Have trouble sleeping? Meditators report getting to sleep and staying asleep easier. In a recent study at Stanford Medical Center, following a meditation course, the insomniacs got to sleep twice as quickly as before, taking 20 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes. At the end of the study, approximately 60% of the participants no longer qualified as insomniacs. In a follow up study, 12 months later, they found the majority of benefits had remained. In a study at the University of Massachusetts Medical School following the implementation of meditation with 102 insomniacs, 58% reported significant improvements and 91% of those using medication either reduced their dose or eliminated its use completely. 4
Meditation does wonders for productivity, helping you do less and accomplish more. Research has shown that meditation has been found to increase focus & attention, and improve multitasking ability. It has also been shown to improve memory, enhance creativity and out of the box thinking. 5
In recent years, meditation has become a popular ‘perk’ at many forward-thinking companies. Stress related ailments cost US business annually $300 billion dollars. That’s more than twice the $147 billion in medical costs of obesity. 6
Want to learn more about the science of meditation? We’ve collected some of our favorite articles and research in this post.
- Time Magazine, 1.17.14, “We Need to Take Meditation More Seriously as Medicine”
- Huffington Post, 11.7.11, “Study: Meditation Against ADHD”
- Orme-Johnson, 1987, Psychosomatic Medicine 49
- Headspace.com, on Meditation for Sleep
- Psychology Today, 9.11.13, “Twenty Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating”
- American Institute of Stress