How does meditation physiologically change the body? There has to be a reason why so many therapists suggest meditation as a solution to some physical dilemmas. Experiments were performed demonstrating that meditation does better the health and well being of an individual by altering the autonomic system of the brain. Instead of the fight or flight mechanism, which causes blood pressure to rise, the rate of the heart beat to speed up and etc., meditation aims to replace the sympathetic panicked feelings. Rather, meditation calms the nervous system. Among the various physiological changes experienced by subjects practicing meditation are lower blood pressure, slower heartbeat, rate of respiration, and rate of metabolism, and skin (stimuli) resistance. This particular article stresses the presence of changes in neurophysiology with meditation, concluding that neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators, chemical substances released at the synapse, are modified when meditation is a constant stimulus. The article further explains how neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators create new brain connections and activate undeveloped neurons. This hypothesis along with the experiments investigating the effects of meditation on the body may elucidate the question of how meditation alters the physiological state. Meditation effects both physiological and psychological changes of the mind and the body. It forces an individual to put the conscious mind aside and unleash the hidden truths about one's inner self. The conscious
the benefits of meditation and quiet contemplation. In Islam and Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism, and in religious practice from the Americas to Africa to Asia, the value of sitting quietly, using various techniques to cultivate stillness or focused attention of the mind, has been well recognized.
The goals of religious meditation extend far beyond its potential physical health benefits and also extend beyond the scope of this book. Higher human function of body, mind, and spirit…
application of his theory is termed job enrichment.
Job enrichment: Increases motivation by building challenge, responsibility, recognition, and growth opportunities into a person’s job.
The implementation of job enrichment is realized through direct changes in job depth.
Sociotechnical theory combines technological and social issues in job design practice.
Sociotechnical theory is compatible with job design strategy and emphasizes the practical necessity to design jobs that provide…