For Meditation & Mindfulness
“The main business case for meditation is that if you’re fully present on the job, you will be more effective as a leader, you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people. I tend to live a very busy life. This keeps me focused on what’s important.”
– William George, Goldman Sachs Board Member [The Financial Times, August 24th 2012]
MINDFULNESS AND NAAM MEDITATION FOR LEADERS
Scientists and Yogis alike have long recognized the potentially toxic effects of stress on the brain. Stress causes us to be cognitively predisposed to keep doing the same things over and over even when we don’t get the desired outcome. Behaviors become habitual faster in stressed people making it difficult for them to shift back to goal-directed, positive behaviors, through patterns that yield healthier outcomes.
Mindfulness and meditation workshop for 70 senior leaders meditating, Mexico City.
Leaders who meditate close the gap between intention and impact. They think more efficiently, recalibrate their entire system; tapping into the matrix of potential and possibility.
Naam Coaching provides you with cutting edge meditation and mindfulness technologies . The Naam coaching methodology is an efficient process that supports you in expanding beyond your self-limiting perceptions. You quickly recognize potentiality and your connection to all of life. Through this quantum shift you are able to be a more effective leader and gain greater fulfillment in daily life.
MINDFULNESS AND THE CONSCIOUS LEADER
Creation and change occur in the consciousness. Your day-to-day experience reflects the level of your consciousness.
Through practice the mind is taught to pay attention to the present. Not worrying about the past or future as much can help increase acceptance and decrease stress.
Through Naam Coaching, we teach that the mind follows the breath. To be in the present and to engender flow states, you must master your breath. Drawing from a library of Naam Yoga breathing exercises we teach you to positively impact your mind. Instead of being stuck in the limits of the ego and the five senses you are able to connect consciousness, energy and matter (outcomes). You are able to expand your consciousness (potential) and bring this expanded awareness into matter (action).
NAAM MEDITATION AND YOUR BRAIN
Sound is inherently rhythmical, because of its wave/particle nature. Sound is a potent carrier of energy and is used in many medical procedures.
Mantram/sound are designed to create precise vocal articulations that stimulate our nervous and endocrine systems in desired ways. In the length of phonemes, mantram extends the breath to ratios that are beneficial to our health, either stimulating our body or relaxing our mind.
Repetition of mantram, like any practice, creates a pattern of brain activity. However, distinctively, mantram are positive affirmations, that lead us to transcend our ego, or fixed survival thinking. The rhythm created, becomes a stream of information for the brain and induces a relaxation response.
By calming emotional centers of the brain, executive areas are better able to function, and receive more blood flow and nourishment. Herein ignites the higher cognitive functions, such as focus, decision-making and compassion. When calm, our activities cease to elicit conflict, and we are more confident about our decisions.
Memory is part of the emotional network. Negative patterns come to the surface with most of our daily activities by eliciting common memories, in the subconscious: i.e. thinking of jane and john reminds you that you are not married yet and you are running out of time. These patterns stress the body and the brain.
Both hemispheres process spoken music, creating beneficial crosstalk between hemispheres and higher processes that require long-distance wiring: integrating vision with hearing, etc.
All meditations use some object form of contemplation to focus on. Naam Meditation uses mantram (breath is included) for focus, which is then very easily transcended/automated into states of higher consciousness. The benefit to you is greater concentration, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness.
To get started…
Call Kelley Black @ 917-586-5554 or email Kelley@balancingexec.com