Developing a proper meditation practice to a high degree is believed by Buddhists to allow a total escape from the cycles of craving and aversion that most of us spend a lot of time in. This is the release known variously as Nibanna, Nirvana, the Unconditioned, etc. Whether or not you believe such a pinnacle exists or is reachable (I’m skeptical), this shouldn’t deter you from harnessing the benefits of meditation practice, which have a lot of scientific research backing their positive effects.
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I had a great past weekend at the Quantified Self Europe 2013 conference in Amsterdam (program), where I gave a talk on my reintroduction of carbohydrates from very low carb Paleo to a LeanGains carb and calorie cycled diet. There were tons of talented and interesting people to meet, and plenty of new activities and devices in the QS world. In this post, I’ll share some of the findings that I think are most pertinent to biohacking.