37 Science Based Reasons to Meditate Today [ Infographic, Video ]

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[ Meditation… Part 1 of 3 ]

Have you ever wondered this about meditation?

I’ve been reading a lot about it and
feel the benefits from it but what exactly does meditation do for the body?
I know it activates certain parts of the brain but I’m not clear on what exactly that means. 

One of my clients asked me this in my inbox and I thought it would be a great series to dive into with you.

Sure, I’ve written about my personal experiences with meditation, like the time I I did a 10-day yoga challenge (starting at day 95).  But you probably were wondering, “what does meditation do for the body?”

[ Meditation Does A Body Good! ]

According to SoundsTrue.Com, meditation on the body can help you:

  • Channel revitalizing energy throughout your body and 

  • Uncover your body’s untapped powers of perception, intuition, and wisdom.

We live in an overly stimulated world, so when you can channel energy to make yourself feel good, your body can literally carry you longer and work more optimally!

Meditation can structurally change your brain… “thickening some areas, and making others less dense”…

Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation
Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation

( Click here to Read the full Huffington Post Healthy Living Article by Meredith Melnick )

Similarly, we are mammals, and meditation allows you to attune to the silent messages your body tells you to signal happiness, balance, and yes, even illness.  Body Scanning Meditation awakens you to what your body needs and wants to tell you:

Meditation Coach Mp3 Download. Enjoy a 10 minute mindful meditation as Greg de Vries, the Meditation Coach, gently guides you to meditate with this guided body scan meditation. Download your free mp3 meditation audio at the link above.

[ Meditation: Good for Any Body! ]

heart-157895Meditation is great for your heart and can “significantly help high blood pressure over the long-term”.

Plus, it is an excellent immune booster (illnesses and infectious bye-bye!), and meditation can help women reduce PMS, infertility and breastfeeding problems:

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Source: Web MD.com

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 1 ]

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression, which means that not only your body changes, but your potential for illness such as diabetes, heart-attack and dementia are lessened, too!

Curious to learn more? Just check what Meditation can do for the Body, Mind and Spirit (courtesy of The Huffington Post):

What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit (Huffington Post)
Click to Read all the benefits of Meditation at the Huffington Post…

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 2 ]

Emma Seppala, PhD also blogs about the 20 benefits of Meditation.

She even goes over some Myths about Meditation and helps you breakthrough the “I can’t meditate” mentality:

Click to Read More from Emma Seppala
Click to Read More from Emma Seppala

[ Still Need More Motivation To Meditate? ]

Alright, so you’ve come to a place where you’re saying, “Geez, I guess meditation couldn’t hurt!”  Great!  Let’s get started!

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Or maybe you’re still on the fence?

Here are 10 Science-Based Reasons to Start Meditating Today!

Click to view Emma Seppala’s website!

The Takeaway

Meditation can change your life in so many ways.  And you don’t need to sit for hours, wearing a white robe.

You can be yourself!

…A woman


…An elder

Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)
Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)

…And You can even be a punk rocker, tatooed meditation advocate:


As a youth, Levine was incarcerated several times. His first book, Dharma Punx, details teenage years filled with drugs, violence, and multiple suicide attempts—choices fuelled by disillusionment with American mainstream culture. His substance abuse started early in life—at age six he began smoking marijuana—and finally ended in a padded detoxification cell in juvenile prison 11 years later. It was in this cell where he hit “an emotional rock bottom” and began his vipassana practice “out of a place of extreme drug addiction and violence” While incarcerated, he saw for the first time how the practice his father taught him gave him the tools to relieve the fear and uncertainty that pervaded his life.

One notable aspect of Buddhist Dharma is the path of our choices, the actions past and present and the intention for future action (Buddhist Law of Karma). Levine’s past—addiction, incarceration, violence, initial rejection of Buddhism and meditation—are all defining characteristics of his writings and teachings. “We all sort of have a different doorway to dharma or spiritual practice. Suffering is a doorway. For me it was the suffering of addiction, violence and crime which opened me at a young age, 17 years old. I was incarcerated, looking at the rest of my life in prison and thought, ‘Maybe I will try dad’s hippie meditation bullshit.’ Suffering opened me to the possibility of trying meditation.”

He currently leads Dharma and vipassana meditation retreats and workshops across the United States and teaches weekly meditation classes in Los Angeles. A member of the Prison Dharma Network, Levine works with juvenile and adult prison inmates, combining meditation techniques with psychotherapy. He “explores how they can have a deeper understanding of what has happened and what they need to do in order to be free, on many levels—free from prison, free from the trauma of the past.”

He has helped found several groups and projects including the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youths. Introducing them to the Buddha’s teachings. He lists the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, and Sylvia Boorstein as his teachers.

Noah Levine – http://www.dharmapunx.com/

Are you ready to change your body, mind and soul? 🙂

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PS: Stay tuned next week for part 2 of my series of meditation. We’ll dive into the types of meditation…

Till then, be kind to your SELF!

To your Success,


Tera Greene
The Life REmix Expert
inspiring success in life and business!

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Posted my 89th + 90th Mixtapes on @Mixcrate w/ @heartof_artgal #Zombies

I’ve just posted my 89th + 90th Mixtapes to Mixcrate.Com!

The mixes are sets from the Zombies and Oddities-Themed Party I played at Heart of Art Gallery in Los Angeles on 6/7/14.
They are mostly Rock-based, but I managed the 13-minute edition of Thriller, too. 😉

System of a Down, Korn, Le Tigre, X-Ray Spex, Michael Jackson, Queen, 28 Days Later,
White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Toxic Avenger, Powerman 5000, Godsmack, Doris Day, The XX and more!
Just some good ol’ Zombie Apocalypse music for when sh*t gets real. 
(Make sure you book me in advance for your Zombie throwdown. lol)

Listen to: Parts 1+2 | Parts 3+4

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Saturday May 24th @ Heart of Art! Memorial Weekend

May and June Events @ Heart of Art Gallery Los Angeles


the coolest underground queer art space in town
(and animal rescue)
WITH the #1 Female DJ In The Universe,
DJ NOVA JADE, in the Mix!

DJNovaJadeATHeartOfArtGalleryJan2014DJ Nova Jade* In the Mix at HOA Jan 2014

Upcoming Dates Featured In This Post:

May 17, May 24, June 7, June 21

(June 21 ~ Ready for Prom? Details below!)

Hope to see ya at an event!


MAY 17, 2014
Long Beach Pride Weekend!

Listen To Live Set From 5/17 Show Here:
Part 1 | Part 2

#rock #riotgrrl

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– Performance by: Riot Grrrlz “Queens of Chaos”
– Drag King Performance
– Dance Vogue competition for guests to win prizes
– Come dressed fabulous and win a prize for just being your fabulous self


Listen To Live Set I DJ from 4/19 Show Here:

Part 1 | Part 2


Riot Grrrlz: Queens of Chaos hosted by, Scarletta Le Terre!
A show that is an alternative from the usual top 40 kind of drag.



MAY 24, 2014
Memorial Weekend!

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Sat. May 24th
*** 9P-12A ***

Listen to Live set Recording on Mixcrate.
#steampunk #circus #carnival #disney



No Small Children

The Potential Lunatics


Step into our twisted world and come play in the circus of the lunatic children.
Come have some fun, win some prizes and dress up in your carnival costumes.
Create your own character. Bring some friends and eat candy. 

Here are some of the goodies we have planned for you on this holiday weekend.

Prize spinning wheel

Live Painting

Interactive Art table

Make Your Own Button



June 7, 2014

Click Flier For Full Info

Had a blast playing this Zombie-Themed Party.
The set I played is mostly Rock-based, but I managed the 13-minute edition of Thriller, too. 😉
Listen to: Parts 1+2 | Parts 3+4

JOIN US SAT JUNE 7th for a queering weekend of fun & brain eating delightness

A special night of beautiful creatures, zombies and oddities
taking over the sexiest art gallery in town- Heart of Art.

Tune into the sounds of Anatommy, Modpods, Stars at Night, PMS
& dance like a zombie to the tunes of DJ NOVA JADE*. 

When: Sat. June 7th
Times: 9P – 12A

ZombiesCallForArtistsJUNE 2nd Artist Submission Deadline
For June 7th Show



June 21, 2014
First Annual Queer Prom
“Kings and Queenz”

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Come celebrate our First Annual Queer Prom Night at Heart of Art Gallery
during Riot Grrrlz “Queenz of Chaos” Alternative Drag Night.

Did you miss your high school prom or just never went because you felt like you did not fit in?
Did you ever want to go to prom and be yourself in any character that inspires you?
This queer prom we encourage everyone to come out and think outside of the box.
Be your fav movie or cartoon character & come celebrate your queer prom.

Let’s go back in time and change the way things are done. We have a super creepy fun queer prom headed you way with 11 drag queen/king performers hosted by so cals punk princess Scarletta Le Terre. At Heart of Art Gallery we celebrate women and queers in their arts. This Queer Prom show is an inclusive show to queers and their allie friends who like and respect a queer community & want to be part of an incredible experience. We are a warm and friendly art gallery in south la and we welcome everyone who enters our doors respectfully no matter what gender preference.

We have a costume / prop photo booth for you to take cute prom pics, tons of super gay giveaways & we will have ballots to crown the most creative Queenz & King couple. Stick around for the dance party music provided by Deejay Nova Jade* Superstar.

Bring a date, ask a friend & share with like minded people. Check out art, meet the queenz & meet our Feature Artist: Alfredo Garcia. We have over 100 pieces of art surrounding our gallery from floor to ceiling by various local female/queer artist affordable for everyone.

Heart of Art Gallery
1907 Rodeo Rd. LA, CA 90018
Doors Open at 9PM
Ends at 12A
$5 door

Arrive early to get some punch, mingle with peeps, enter the kings & queenz ballot & take photos with your date/friends in our cheezy prom photo booth. Dont forget to bring your dollar billz to tip the queenz & kings who will be working hard for you.

See you June 21st


Listen To Live Set From 5/17 Show Here:
Part 1 | Part 2

Listen To Live Set I DJ from 4/19 Show Here:

Part 1 | Part 2

#rock #riotgrrl


Riot Grrrlz: Queens of Chaos hosted by, Scarletta Le Terre!
A show that is an alternative from the usual top 40 kind of drag.





Next Music Wednesdays – DJ Competition!

I’m in a DJ Competition at the Eagle!

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My first round of entertaining is JULY 24, 2013. SAVE THE DATE!!

See ya there?

The Competition Starts July 17th!

Starts July 17th!


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