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Meditation Science: The Facts Behind The Practice

Meditation Boosts Brain Activity

| Jul 30, 2012 | Meditation Science | 0 comments

Meditation Boosts Brain Activity

Regular meditation has been touted as a stress reducer for years, but a recent study says practitioners benefit from a brain boost as well. Sara Lazar, a research scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, talked about the study and meditation’s benefits.

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Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

| Jul 30, 2012 | Meditation Science | 0 comments

Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Meditation may be one way to keep the heart healthy, say researchers who have discovered how it keeps blood pressure low. And for people whose hearts are already suffering from disease, the way to prevent further complications is to remain optimistic. The studies support evidence suggesting that stressed people and those prone to mood swings are at greater risk of heart disease.

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Meditation Can Curb Heart Attacks

| Jul 16, 2012 | Meditation Science | 0 comments

Meditation Can Curb Heart Attacks

Meditation may have real therapeutic value for high-risk people with established coronary artery disease. After following about 200 patients for an average of five years, researchers said, the high-risk patients who meditated cut their risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from all causes roughly in half.

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Meditation Helps Squash Anxiety Issues. The Practice Brings About Dramatic Effects in as Little as a 10-minute Session.

| Jul 15, 2012 | Meditation Science | 0 comments

Meditation Helps Squash Anxiety Issues. The Practice Brings About Dramatic Effects in as Little as a 10-minute Session.

Since researchers began amassing data, many studies have shown that indeed meditation has not only a mental but a profound physiological effect on the body. Studies have shown that, among other benefits, meditation can help reverse heart disease, the number-one killer in the western world. It can reduce pain and enhance the body’s immune system, enabling it to better fight disease.

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Demystifying Meditation: Brain Imaging Illustrates How Meditation Reduces Pain

| Jul 15, 2012 | Meditation Science, Physical Wellbeing | 0 comments

Demystifying Meditation: Brain Imaging Illustrates How Meditation Reduces Pain

Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the April 6 edition of theJournal of Neuroscience. A study showed that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation

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Regular Meditation Practice Impacts Memory, Awareness, Sense of Self, Empathy and Stress

| Jul 15, 2012 | Meditation Science, Mental Wellbeing | 0 comments

Regular Meditation Practice Impacts Memory, Awareness, Sense of Self, Empathy and Stress

Massachusetts General Hospital-led study shows that regular meditation practice makes measurable changes in brain areas associated with awareness, memory sense of self, empathy and stress.

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Meditation Helps to Quit Smoking, Cope with Cancer, and Even Prevent Psoriasis

| Jul 11, 2012 | Meditation Science | 0 comments

Meditation Helps to Quit Smoking, Cope with Cancer, and Even Prevent Psoriasis

Meditators seem to switch off areas of the brain associated with wandering thoughts, anxiety and some psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

Researchers used fMRI scans to determine how meditators’ brains differed from subjects who were not meditating.

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