How and Why Zendo Works
Meditation Centers of the Brain
Researchers have been looking at the brain effects of meditation for decades. In 2014 a group of researchers tried to find if there were common brain areas between over 300 meditators. Why? Well, the effects of meditation are great and are difficult to attain. Perhaps if we knew what parts of the brain change, we can begin to understand it's amazing benefits.
So what's the answer? Well they found that there are eight brain areas consistently altered in meditators - and some of these areas are involved in memory, emotional regulation, sensory and body awareness, and higher level brain communication. (Study Link)
Zendo was developed to activate these parts of your brain to give your brain a boost. In 2015, the founders of Zendo were the world's first group of scientists to discover that we can use low levels of electricity to activate these brain targets and in fact accelerate the meditation process. And Zendo was born.
(Photo: Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Brain/USC Stevens Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics)
"Scientists have discovered that stimulating the brain with transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) during meditation and yoga can help us enter a meditative state faster than normal"
- The Sunday Times
Zendo is 2.5X More Effective Than Traditional Meditation
The positive effects of Zendo were first published in 2016 (Study Link). This study tested enhanced meditation versus conventional meditation in 15 meditators who each tried 3 different meditation enhancements (placebo, low setting, and high setting). In this randomized, placebo controlled trial, enhanced meditation made meditators feel 2.5X more calm compared to conventional meditation practice.
Zendo Meditation Reduces Stress by 75%
26 meditators self-administered Zendo Pads, and subsequently participated in a 20-minute group guided meditation session. The study revealed that a single 20 minute Zendo session reduces stress state by 75% and decreases mind wandering by 33% (Study Link).