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Inner Matrix CEO Joey Klein on Why Not All Meditation Is Created Equal

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Meditation is an ancient method of leveraging the mind-body connection. For centuries, it has helped people navigate life's challenges. Because there are so many different types of meditation, each designed for specific results, the word has become diluted. In this article, Joey Klein, CEO of Inner Matrix Systems, explains why he prefers the term "Internal Training" to describe meditation designed to break out of a state of stress and regain access to higher thinking directed by the prefrontal cortex.

The prefrontal cortex is the brain region responsible for processing information, focusing attention, anticipating events, estimating consequences, managing emotions, and adapting to change. Internal Training, which includes meditation, deep breathing, and refocusing, helps people shift out of fear, anger, and other negative emotions. It empowers them to move into a love-based state that supports health, well-being, and positive relationships.

The Various Types of Meditation

Depending on the outcomes you wish to achieve, there is a meditation created for that purpose. Internal Training borrows elements from each to deliver proven results. Just a few of the various types of meditation (each with its own specific intent) include:

Active

Heart-centered

Passive

Religious

Awakening

Loving-kindness

Reality-Based

Resting Awareness

Body Scan

Monastic

Reflection

Skillful Compassion

Fantasy-based

Noting

Rehearsal

Trance

Focused Attention

Observer

Relief

Visualization

To select the most effective form of meditation needed to achieve your desired outcomes, you must apply a thorough understanding of mindfulness and neurobiology.

What Internal Training Can Achieve

Internal Training is as essential as physical activity, adequate rest, and good nutrition when it comes to managing your emotional and mental state. For most people, it is quite evident that if they focus on things that have gone wrong in their lives or situations when they felt out of control, they will begin to feel anxious, sad, and worried. Internal training practices can support people to be aware of those spaces and consciously redirect themselves so they focus instead on the outcomes they would like to create.

By applying what you learn with Internal Training, you can disrupt the cycle of "negative focus turning to negative emotions" by consciously refocusing on your desired outcomes. This process will generate hope, optimism, and inspiration. You will regain control of your mind and execute at a much higher level.

When you feel threatened, your sympathetic nervous system activates the fight-or-flight response. This response manifests as short rapid breathing, elevated heart rate, and tense muscles. By practicing deep breathing and focusing on relaxation, you can counteract the fight-or-flight response. Internal Training teaches you how to calm your nervous system and reactivate your prefrontal cortex along with other higher levels of thinking and control.

Meditation and deep breathing exercises can help you to get out of the fight-or-flight state. They can help you maintain a calm, love-based state of mind by refocusing your attention on the outcome you want to achieve.

Internal Training is specifically designed to teach you how to use meditation, deep breathing, and refocusing to align with the emotions and thought strategies to create the outcomes you choose.

About Inner Matrix Systems

Inner Matrix Systems, based in Denver, is a personal mastery training system for high achievers. For more than twenty years, IMS has delivered a proprietary methodology that rewires, trains, and aligns the nervous system, emotions, and thought strategies to create real-life results. CEO, Joey Klein, and IMS have worked with more than 80,000 individuals from around the world through both live and online training programs, as well as one-on-one coaching. Clients have included: Boeing, IBM, Dell, Google, Panda Express, Coca Cola and The World Health Organization. Joey is the author of The Inner Matrix: Leveraging the Art & Science of Personal Mastery to Create Real Life Results (June 2021).

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