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Favorite Quick Reads
How to Make Meditation a Daily Habit for Life: Inspiration and tips for making meditation a daily habit in your life
A Mindful Brain: Mindfulness and the shape of your brain
Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity and Altered Traits: How meditation alters the brain
A Deep Dive Into Brainwaves: Brainwave Frequencies Explained: Great introduction to brainwave frequencies
Have a Blast With Your Brain Waves: More basics of brainwave science
Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony (Lutz et al. 2004)
Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness (Lazar et al. 2005)
The Human Default Consciousness and Its Disruption: Insights From an EEG..(Denison 2019)
EEG manifestations of nondual experiences in meditators (Berman and Stephens 2015)
Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter..(Holtzel 2011)
The Open Focus Brain by Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins
Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins
Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm
The Mind Illuminated by John Yates aka Culdasa
Practicing the Jhanas by Stephen Synder and Tina Rasmussen
Raising Our Vibration by Kevin Schoeninger and Stephen Altair
Head Strong by Dave Asprey
Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment by David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body by Daniel Golman
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
Vital Force by Rajshree Patel
Electric Body, Electric Health by Eileen Day McKusick
The Energy Codes by Dr. Sue Morter
Brainwave Tracking and Tools
Awearness App Instructions (only for Apple devices):
Turn on your Muse
Go to Alpha Training, set the number of minutes you want to meditate.
Click on the person heart icon in the center
You should see a Bluetooth icon with your Muse above it. Click on the Muse device words, and you should see it connecting and a band will appear with 4 sensors indicated with colors of blue and orange.
Now click on the person heart icon at the bottom of the screen and you should see the synchrony training beginning...indicated by "meditating..." and counting down and you should be good to go.
Synchrony is indicated by sound when you hear different tones and see the blue change to orange (indicating alpha synchrony in the bands).