Neuro-Epigenetic Scientific Meditation (NESM) is invented by Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray, This novel meditation technique cover the interaction of biological, psychological, spiritual and social factors in regulating the balance between health, diseases and total well-being. This is a personalized and holistic approach to bring balance in life. NESM is a personalized meditation protocol using genetic information.
Epigenetics is the term that is widely used to describe the DNA-related molecular processes that may alter gene expression without changing the DNA sequence. Epigenetic modifications play essential roles in gene regulation in which case epigenetic marks such as DNA methylation and histone modifications are often described as switches that regulate gene expression.
Several scientific studies confirmed that environmental and behavioral factors are closely associated with epigenetic regulations. Diet, meditation, yoga exercises, toxicants , pollutants , and irradiation are such factors that trigger alterations in epigenetic profiles. Interestingly, environment enrichments such as adverse experiences have also been proposed as factors that may affect the epigenetic profile.
Scientific Meditation is important for developing calmness, enhancing cognition and alertness, creating and maintaining positive emotion, relaxation, and reducing stress and anxiety. Epigenetics now refers to events ‘above the genome’ that regulate the expression of genetic information without altering the DNA sequence. Following benefits are noted through Neuro-Epigenetic Scientific Meditation:
- Better Emotional Intelligence
- Greater workplace efficiency
- Brain Cell Regeneration
- Gene Behavior Optimization
- Anxiety Reduction
- Stress Management
- Better Focus, Concentration and Memory
- Better Creativity
- Positive Attitude
- Confidence Building
- Energy Boosting
- Sleep Improvement
Until now, only pharmacological drugs were known to correct epigenetic alterations in a consequential way for behavior. Now we know that this is also possible through environmental manipulations, meditations, and yoga exercises.
Telomeres, the protective end caps on chromosomes, and the enzyme telomerase, which helps to rebuild and lengthen telomeres, are important to health and have been previously implicated in epigenetics. Meditation not only reduce inflammation, it may also protect telomeres, parts of your chromosomes that are central to gene expression.
The mapping of the human genome has been an important milestone in understanding the inter-individual differences in response to meditation therapy. A more precise basis for providing personalized meditation would be the use of genetic information. NESM can be most effective for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Alzheimer’s diseases, where genetic information can be used.
According to the American Psychological Association, people are living with stress at levels higher than what is considered healthy. There are three types of stresses: good stress, tolerable stress, chronic stress, and toxic stress. Neuro-Epigenetic Scientific Meditation (NESM) of Sri Amit Ray classes are focused on removing the chronic stress, and the toxic stress. Epigenetic research is actually finding that the act of meditation, has numerous health and stress-reducing benefits.