NuCalm vs. Meditation

 NuCalm effortlessly shifts you into the calming brainwave states of meditation.

When we are in the meditative state, we become calm, present, and stop obsessing over all the demands of our daily lives. Meditation comes with a myriad of health benefits and allows both our mind and body the relaxation it desperately needs.

The meditative state is often a hard destination to get to. For most people, meditation becomes a battle against the monkey mind which prevents us from fully surrendering. The hardest part of meditation is getting into the corresponding brainwave patterns of meditation; this is where most people throw in the towel.

With NuCalm, one can reap the benefits of meditation without the white-knuckling, time, and patience. NuCalm effortlessly disarms stress and shifts you into the calming brainwave states of meditation which allows the parasympathetic state of the ANS to thrive. It is the ultimate aid for those who are looking to be more mindful and open their subconscious minds.


What Happens During Meditation?
When we are in the meditative state, we become calm, present, and stop obsessing over all the demands of our daily lives. One of the main goals of meditation is to get out of the anxiety-prone Beta brainwaves that we spend most of our day in, and get into the rejuvenating brainwave patterns of Alpha and Theta. These brainwave frequencies are associated with relaxation, awareness, intuition, and creativity, but most importantly, allow the brain and body to rest and repair. They allow the parasympathetic state of the ANS to thrive, which gives both our mind and body the relaxation it desperately needs. Meditation offers a myriad of health benefits which includes decreased stress and anxiety, improved memory, and a reduction in blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol (just to name a few). It’s easy to see why meditation has raised in popularity.

Why Is Meditation So Hard?
The meditative state is often a hard destination to get to; even meditation experts have a hard time quieting the mind even with years of practice and self-discipline. With our modern lives, we tend to carry around a lot of low levels of stress which makes it hard to completely relax. For most people, meditation becomes a battle against the monkey mind which prevents us from fully surrendering. While there are an abundance of mindfulness and meditation apps available on the market, the biggest hurdle in achieving a meditative state is getting into the brainwave states associated with meditation; this is where most people throw in the towel.

How NuCalm Can Assist Meditation
NuCalm is a comprehensive approach that shuts off our stress response and uses specialized tracks to entrain brainwave patterns into the calming brainwave states of meditation. NuCalm’s tracks use nonlinear neurophysic-designed sounds to influence brainwave frequencies into the meditative patterns of Alpha and Theta. These brainwave patterns allow perfect mind/body integration and deep restoration and allows you to fully relax and get out of the “fight or flight” state that we often find ourselves in.

NuCalm is not your typical meditation app – it is proven neuroscience technology that disarms the stress response and balances the body. It is the ultimate aid for those who are looking to be more mindful and open their subconscious minds. NuCalm slows down brainwaves into the Theta rhythm and slows breathing to a pace trained monks strive for. With NuCalm, one can reap the benefits of meditation without the white-knuckling, time, and patience.

External Links:

Meditation: Process and effects:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4895748/

Increased Theta and Alpha EEG Activity During Nondirective Meditation:
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0113

NuCalm & Exercise Performance And Recovery

NuCalm is the ultimate tool for helping you with both exercise performance and recovery.

There are a lot of factors that can give your athletic performance that extra edge over a competitor, or even just give you better results out of a regular workout.

Relaxed muscles, deep breathing and your ability to focus and persevere can easily enhance your exercise performance. NuCalm can help because it brings the brain and body into a parasympathetic state which helps reduce muscle tension, deepen your breath, and relieve the mind of stress and distractions, equipping you to achieve greater results.

How you recover from exercise can also make all the difference when it comes to getting back into the game. Inflammation, sleep quality, and even your mental resilience can all play a big role in how quickly you can recover. NuCalm brings the body to a deeply relaxed state, allowing you to idle in the optimal healing state of the parasympathetic nervous system. This state allows for quicker muscle recovery and quality sleep to facilitate new muscle memories and can help you to move on from that gameday loss by separating the negative emotion from that memory.

NuCalm is the ultimate tool for helping you with both exercise performance and recovery.


Optimized Exercise and Performance
For the best athletic performance, you want to be tense, but not too tense, you want to breathe deeply, but not quickly, and you want to be calm, yet focused. There are a lot of factors that can give your athletic performance that extra edge over a competitor, or even just give you better results out of a regular workout.

Relaxed and Elongated Muscles
Relaxed muscles have a greater range of motion than tense muscles because their fibers are elongated and not contracted. As such, they can do more work with the same amount of force compared to tight muscles.

Deep Breathing
Breath is extremely important for athletic performance. Think about the last time you went for a run. For most people, usually your cardiovascular system gives out before your muscles do. Ideally during exercise, you want to breathe deeply, through your nose and into your diaphragm or belly. When you breathe this way, it allows for maximum diffusion of oxygen into the bloodstream, which in turn, increases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to vital organs and muscles. The more oxygen your muscles and organs get, the more energy they can output. Furthermore, diaphragmatic breathing (6-7 breaths per minute) also contributes to your mental game, as it enhances mental focus, clarity, and attention.

Mental Game
When it comes to exercise and athletic performance, the physical demand is only half the battle. When you’re giving it your all at the gym or in your sport, your mind is nearly 100% focused on the task at hand and a mental distraction can be detrimental to your technique, performance, or outcome. Mental toughness plays a huge role in overcoming obstacles and performing your best. Research shows that mental toughness in elite athletes contributes not only to their performance but to their sport satisfaction and overall well being.

What NuCalm Can Do
NuCalm can help put you in the zone, on demand. NuCalm brings the brain and body into parasympathetic nervous system dominance within minutes, without drugs. In this state, muscle tension is released, breathing deepens, oxygen delivery is maximized, and the mind is relieved of stress and distractions. The NuCalm technology not only helps you relax and shut out distractions, but allows you to be fully present, focused, and equipped to achieve greater results.

Enhanced Post-Exercise Recovery
Recovering from strenuous exercise isn’t always an easy feat, but can make all the difference when it comes to getting back into the game. Inflammation, sleep quality, and even your mental resilience can all play a big role in how quickly you can recover.

Inflammation
Muscle inflammation is the primary reason for post-workout muscle soreness. Inflammation is healthy and necessary for recovery but, when the body is in a state of heightened arousal, the inflammatory response is exaggerated and may actually prolong healing. It’s important to get
a flow of oxygenated red blood cells throughout the entire body post exercise to help flush out the lactic acid in areas of physical tension. Lactic acid buildup is a result of strenuous exercise and causes post-exercise muscle fatigue.

Sleep
Quality sleep is essential for optimal recovery as it allows you to replenish, heal, recharge and assist with muscle memory. Restorative sleep is essential to consolidating muscle memory into the sensory-motor strip. Without it, any new muscle movement you practiced that day will not be integrated into muscle memory. Since the body learns through repetition, when you attempt to learn a new movement, repetition of the movement is crucial. However, the other critical aspect of encoding muscle memory is to get healthy, restorative sleep the same day as the activity as it helps to consolidate and form memories.

Mental/Emotional Resilience
When it comes to a big game loss, or a sub-par workout session, it can be easy to dwell on it. According to many champions, the most difficult aspect of competition is “moving on” from a loss or bad event. This challenge actually originates in the limbic system of the brain, which is the system responsible for emotion, memory, and arousal. This system indicates the strong relationship between emotions and memory formation. Stress plays a large role in formulating and storing these strong negative emotions, and make it difficult to shake them.

How NuCalm Can Help
NuCalm brings the body to a deeply relaxed state, allowing you to idle in the optimal healing state of the parasympathetic nervous system. This state increases the flow of oxygenated red blood cells throughout the body which allows for more oxygen to be sent to your muscles as they recover. This means that the inflammatory response will clear up quicker and recovery can happen sooner. Additionally, NuCalm improves sleep quality, which further facilitates faster healing, repair and improved muscle memory. Sleep is highly important for hard-coding muscle memories and doing NuCalm immediately after learning a new movement can help this process.

NuCalm can also help you to move on from that gameday loss by separating the negative emotion from that memory. Since NuCalm helps relieve stress, it can help overcome the negative emotional responses and thus intervene with their storage. Athletes typically leave a NuCalm session with an objective perspective on the “failure” and not stuck with the emotional connection (shame, embarrassment, frustration, excuses, etc.). This is extremely beneficial to “moving on” and focusing on improving.

Professional athletes and Olympians who currently use NuCalm have shown exceptional results. NuCalm is an all-natural patented neuroscience technology, clinically proven to help you with the restoration you need to achieve optimal performance and recovery.

External Links:

The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874/full

Mental toughness latent profiles in endurance athletes:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193071