Many people today are aware that meditation is good for improving health, creativity, longevity, social relations, and many other areas of life. Most of the scientific research on the benefits of meditation over the years has focused on the Transcendental Meditation technique. The benefits of Transcendental Meditation are innumerable to the point of almost unbelievable. While practicing TM, as your mind experiences quieter, subtler levels of the thinking process, and then transcends thought altogether, your body gains a state of profound rest, much deeper than ordinary relaxation. Research has found that TM practice has a truly holistic effect on health, including normalization of hormone levels and blood pressure, and measurable improvements in diabetes, cholesterol, cardiovascular health, and brain functioning.
Over 600 scientific research studies have verified the health benefits of TM practice—the National Institutes of Health has given over $26 million in research grants to scientists over the past 20 years to further study the technique’s health effects. These are the 4 basic benefits of Meditation, on our next dose, we will explore each benefit, one by one. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. One of the first practices in mind-training is to bring your attention to a point of focus, witness the rising images and thoughts and then let go of the distractions. About dealing with distraction and, seeing them as your adversaries, Zen master Wolfgang Kopp, expressed it this way, “many are of the opinion that once the evil intellect is suppressed, the ardently desired nirvana will automatically reveal itself. Distractions are not your enemy, you should treat them with the same kindness that you would your five year old who innocently wanders away from you.
Speaking of children and distractions, Olivia Rosewood wrote a wonderful post about meditation, children and distractions.
On my second trip to India, my meditation teacher felt it was in my best interest to sit in the basement of the ashram for several hours a day first in a mantra practice, and then sitting in silence.
You may not have learned to meditate while being blasted from one side with prayers to Shiva or distracted by wedding music on the other.
Meditation, as Olivia points out, is a practice and it’s a gentle practice, so if you face a thousand distractions, whether in the mind, the body or the environment, like the young child you gently return to your meditation a thousand times, without judgment. With the consistency of practice you will naturally let go of trying to control your mind, as you strive for stillness, and as Sally Kempton said, “simply let it be.” The paradox is that when that happens you will be able to deal with all the distractions in your meditation. If you found this article useful … please click the LIKE button below to share it on Facebook. New research is showing that a healthy brain is one of the benefits of meditation, that’s the finding in a study by a group of researchers at UCLA, who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of people who meditate. Another reason meditation is linked to a healthy brain is aids in the development of neuroplasticity. In the article, “How to build a bigger brain,” by Mark Wheeler, science is once again showing another benefit of meditation for the brain.
That’s the finding from a group of researchers at UCLA who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of people who meditate. Specifically, meditators showed significantly larger volumes of the hippocampus and areas within the orbito-frontal cortex, the thalamus and the inferior temporal gyrus — all regions known for regulating emotions. In the study, Luders and her colleagues examined 44 people — 22 control subjects and 22 who had practiced various forms of meditation, including Zazen, Samatha and Vipassana, among others.
More than half of all the meditators said that deep concentration was an essential part of their practice, and most meditated between 10 and 90 minutes every day.
The researchers used a high-resolution, three-dimensional form of MRI and two different approaches to measure differences in brain structure. The researchers found significantly larger cerebral measurements in meditators compared with controls, including larger volumes of the right hippocampus and increased gray matter in the right orbito-frontal cortex, the right thalamus and the left inferior temporal lobe.
However, she also noted that numerous previous studies have pointed to the brain’s remarkable plasticity and how environmental enrichment has been shown to change brain structure.
The UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, which seeks to improve understanding of the brain in health and disease, is a leader in the development of advanced computational algorithms and scientific approaches for the comprehensive and quantitative mapping of brain structure and function. Even though there is a great deal of new research being done, there is still much that can and will be discovered about the benefits of meditation and a healthy brain.
This a small yet, I believe, significant study in which the conclusion appears to be, that even with a short term, but regular, meditation practice, the benefits are measurable and quantifiable. Research has long proven, in hundreds of studies on the health benefits of meditation, those who meditate regularly consistently to better when their markers for health are measured. Previous studies have found that Buddhist monks, who have spent tens of thousands of hours of meditating, have different patterns of brain activity.
At the beginning of the study, each participant had an EEG, a measurement of the brain’s electrical activity. Then 11 people were invited to take part in meditation training, while the other 10 were told they would be trained later. The shift in brain activity “was clearly evident even with a small number of subjects,” says Christopher Moyer, one of Anderson’s coauthors at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. When we bring the mind-body into balance and increase our overall levels of peace, well-being and relaxation, through regular meditation, it causes the f life-affirming chemicals into our bloodstream and enhances our immune system.
Leslie Davenport begins her post, “Befriending Anger with Meditation and Guided Imagery,” with the observation that “anger has been getting a bad rap for centuries,” but, as she points out a bit later, anger is built into our DNA. One of the questions becomes, as Leslie put it is, “…what is a healthy relationship with anger, and how can we employ it in daily life?” In answering the second half of that question it raises another, can meditation be of benefit as we approach our shadow issues, such as frustration, anger or fear? Beneath these outbursts are wounds wrapped in shame that often originate in childhood or more recent but traumatic experiences. This anger pattern usually takes root in people who received the message that anger is not acceptable. Sometimes we dig a neurological groove that traps us in an emotional loop with anger as the response to most situations. Now allow an image to form in your mind’s eye for your anger, letting it capture the full range of your experience. This exploration may lead to change — the need for a conversation, change in actions or environment or a shift in attitudes or beliefs.
While it may, at times, seem that here at ‘Meditation Benefits,’ I portray meditation as a cure-all, I’m fully aware that it’s not; it cannot suddenly transform all our shadow tendencies into enlightened practices, but it does allow us to become aware of and accept who we are. Is there really a meditation benefit that could result in a reduction in our healthcare cost? Mind-body fitness is the ultimate goal when it comes to developing a comprehensive approach to wellness and meditation is a key component in this approach because of its stress reliving effects.
So if the solution to a dysfunctional system is to avert illness, then what approaches provide proven results? Imagine that everyday, we slam on our brakes continuously, never change our oil, and overlook all maintenance. During these difficult economic times, companies are struggling to provide medical benefits, and consumers are having to pay more out of pocket. Different types of meditation exercises may be more effective than others for specific health problems; meditation benefits are on the whole undeniable.
Susan Morales starts her post, “The Elixir for All Our Mental Ailments,” saying that sometimes she feels like, “the stereotype of a snake oil salesperson,” when she’s touting all the meditation benefits she’s discovered. What I really enjoyed about this post was the wonderful ‘prescriptions that Susan offers up for us to try. After you go for a run, play your favorite sport or take an aerobics class, sit quietly and feel what is going on inside your body. If you absolutely can’t sit still, even after a workout, try allowing your torso to sway side to side or rock back and forth. The greatest challenge, as Susan points out, is actually practicing meditation, because to receive any real meditation benefits you actually have to practice it.
Well here Susan is offering us a mental health multi-vitamin in the form of meditation, a shift in perspective to energize your practice.
I have always believed the benefits of meditation are enhanced when you join with others and that’s been true for me whether I’m meditating with one other person or hundreds in a Satsang. Meditating together, even for a short period, you will begin to attune at a deeper level of being.
While meditation is fundamentally about self-exploration, the coherence from meditating with others makes it personally and socially more powerful. Mallika continues in the post and offers a section on “How to start a group Meditation,” along with a short guided imagery meditation.
While I have no objective ‘proof,’ I believe that the benefits of meditation in groups are the healing of individuals and humanity by exponentially increasing the energy of peace and love in the world. The benefits of meditation and yoga have long been known in the wellness movement as a good preventive measure for heart disease. Recent research as gone to the genetic level and it’s been shown that hundreds of genes may change their expression in as short a time as a few months after the person make a lifestyle change in a positive direction.
Genes associated with heart disease and inflammation where “turned off” or down-regulated and genes that were found to be protective where up-regulated. Research indicates that around six week practice of yoga and meditation can improve the functioning of blood vessels, known as endothelial function, by 17% in healthy individuals and people with heart diseases by 70%. Yoga and meditations are very effective in stress and anxiety, which are the main causes of coronary artery diseases (CAD). Many yoga poses are effective in augmenting the fitness of your heart, proper blood circulation and strengthening the heart muscle. For strengthening the heart, reducing muscle cramps and enhancing flexibility, you can try the tree pose, the mountain pose and the lotus pose. Sit quietly, observing your breath and with your eyes closed bring your attention to your heart. It turns out that the number one meditation health benefit, stress reduction, could save us $300 billion a year, because that is the estimated cost of stress-related problems to our economy. Almost every different type of meditation can be used as a meditation technique for stress. Here’s an interesting post on this subject and maybe it will help reduce your stress, and it’s sure to be enlightening, because it’s written by Ed and Deb Shapiro. When there is no animal to hunt or war to fight in which to release the energy accumulating inside us, where does it go? Few of us like to think of ourselves as stressed, we prefer to think of stress as what happens to others, without realizing how susceptible we may be ourselves. What must be remembered, however, is that as we all respond differently to circumstances, a divorce may be high on the list of stressors for one person but it may be a welcome relief to another!

We all deal with conflicting situations throughout our day, the meditation benefit, is that we can deal with those situations without feeling of anxiety, fear, without raising our blood pressure or releasing adrenalin.
Meditation makes us more aware of our perceptions, reactions and behavior, and with that increased awareness, comes the ability to recognize the onset of the stress response and consciously move into the relaxation response instead. A regular practice can calm your brain, help your heart, and even make you a better person Take a belly breath and read on.
Meditation has been found to increase alpha and theta brain wave activity, which is linked to a state of wakeful rest and relaxation.
Just 8 weeks of meditation decreases activity in the right amygdala, which is associated with a better stress response. You may be able to lower your blood pressure naturally with twice-daily sessions of transcendental meditation. Psoriasis is often exacer bated by stress, which may explain why meditation can improve it. Yoga is a set of physical and mental practices (sometimes, but not necessarily, incorporating a spiritual element) which serve a diverse variety of goals, depending on the practitioner and specific techniques in usage. Though yoga is a form of meditation, meditation is actually a much broader body of techniques which can be practiced completely separately, or in combination with yoga. As there are many goals of meditation, so to there are many practices – yoga being one among them. With the popularity of these ancient techniques finding new life in the modern world, science has turned quite a bit of attention to the topic of unraveling the exact benefits.
Both yoga and meditation have been shown to have many cognitive benefits, including better mood, reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, and in some cases improved mental acuity.
Both yoga and meditation have demonstrated positive effects on the cardiovascular system, including reducing blood pressure and improving cardiac function. Both yoga and meditation are widely utilized to help with pain management, assisting patients in coping with chronic pain. Meditation can be highly effective for improving or regulating mood, improving cognitive function, promoting a sense of well being and encouraging spiritual growth.
Given that the techniques employed in yoga usually only require your body and mind, in theory yoga can be practiced anywhere at any time. For busy individuals, businessmen, and for most working professionals who do not have time to practice yoga & meditation during normal days, taking an off or holiday for retreats purposes is very common. Darrel Bella Darrel Bella is the Managing Partner and Business Development Director at The Luxury Signature. DISCLAIMER The Luxury Signature Blog claims no credit for images being featured on each post unless otherwise stated. NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Be the first to receive our exclusive email updates, monthly newsletter, promotions, vacation ideas, & more. However, different meditation techniques offer different benefits, and more research is needed comparing the various techniques.
Over 600 studies in the past 40 years have enumerated and validated the universal benefits of practicing TM across different populations, age groups, occupations, etc.
Improvements are seen in brain functioning, creativity, stress reduction, social relations, and in society as a whole. This deep, healing rest allows accumulated knots of emotional and physical stress to be released. The body starts to maintain a more rested, calm, and energetic style of functioning even outside of meditation, making us more resilient to stress. All Rights Reserved.Please refer to legal details concerning copyright and trademark protection. Know yourself- At the end of the day we sometimes ponder on questions like, what is the reason of all things of life,Meditation is the answer. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.Internal Site Commenting is limited to users that have a Friend or Professional Membership.
There are many types of distractions that arise during meditation, they can be a thought that catches your attention, sometimes they’re a sensation in the body or they can be noises in our environment. The problem is that in trying to ‘control’ your thoughts it is easy to get caught up in the idea that they are your adversaries. It cannot be stressed enough that this belief has not the least to do the true practice of Zen. As parents of young children it can sometimes feel as if there are almost insurmountable obstacles to a peaceful meditation. His most poignant recommendation, from my point of view, is not to yell harshly at your child when they interrupt your meditation practice. This kind of meditation is my idea of sheer heaven: the peace, the depth, the inner quiet are so blissful.
In India, weddings can last as long as five days, and they are serious about their celebration. As soon as I let go of resisting the sounds around me, I not only stopped giving them attention, but they disappeared deeply into the background, passing through my awareness like a cloud passes peacefully through a sky.
Yet anybody who has tried to sit it quiet solitude, even if they were sitting in a cave in the wilderness, as had to deal with distractions in meditation.
In the over the last ten years the scientific community’s interest in meditation as grown exponentially, and a 2005 study showed that meditators had thicker cortical walls those who didn’t meditate. In a study led by neuroscientist Richard Davidson, at the University of Wisconsin, has shown that long time meditators are able to control their reactiveness and their thoughts.
In a study published in the journal NeuroImage and currently available online (by subscription), the researchers report that certain regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger than in a similar control group. In addition to having better focus and control over their emotions, many people who meditate regularly have reduced levels of stress and bolstered immune systems. The amount of time they had practiced ranged from five to 46 years, with an average of 24 years. One approach automatically divides the brain into several regions of interest, allowing researchers to compare the size of certain brain structures.
There were no regions where controls had significantly larger volumes or more gray matter than meditators.
The laboratory is part of the UCLA Department of Neurology, which encompasses more than a dozen research, clinical and teaching programs.
The practitioners of the ancient wisdom traditions intuitively knew what science is just now coming to understand, that there are profound benefits found from tapping into our inner bliss. This study, scheduled to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that there are, after only five weeks, changes in brain activity. The question that had yet to be answered was, just how fast could we expect to see measurable results? That meant she didn’t work much in the winter, and she struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the dreary Minnesota winter months.
But Anderson, who did this research as an undergraduate student together with a team of University of Wisconsin-Stout faculty and students, wanted to know if they could see a change in brain activity after a shorter period. The 11 were offered two half-hour sessions a week, and encouraged to practice as much as they could between sessions, but there wasn’t any particular requirement for how much they should practice.
There’s a dichotomy that arises on path to self-realization, on the one hand, we feel the need to avoid or control our anger at the peril of damaging all three layers of our being, body, mind and spirit, on the other hand, we understand it’s anger which facilitates the ‘fight’ portion of the fight-or-flight response which is biologically a crucial part of our survival mechanism.
While any soothing practices such as progressive relaxation and meditation are helpful, these deep experiences are most fully resolved in therapy. Anger can wear disguises, showing up in many indirect and passive ways, including overeating or excessive dieting, oversleeping, being a pushover and self-blame. This over-reliance on a single emotion is like painting an entire canvas with just one color.
The anger may be in reaction to fear, disrespect, lack of control, loss, feeling unsafe, rejection, hurt, lack of acknowledgment, trapped, intense frustration and more. Realizing that there are benefits to anger, like motivating positive change for us personally and in society, we can use the energy of anger for transformation, inspiration and to benefit others.
But if we meditate regularly, we can still experience peace of mind regardless of our responsibilities,” says Dr. Watching your thoughts engages a different part of the brain, and your brain waves slow down. There is work going on in my thighs, calves and hips, and that effort exhausts some of the excess energy.
I can remember Deepak telling us, at one of the retreats at the Chopra Center, that if a doctor prescribed a medication, that by practicing it twenty minutes a day it would allow us to grow younger and live a longer, happier life; we wouldn’t hesitate to take her advice.
To your complete health, body, mind and soul, bottoms up or should I say, down onto the cushion.
Research seems to be showing that the connections created between meditators that practice regularly together have continued coherence, which reaches beyond normal space-time (non-locally), acting in much the same way as quantum entanglement. When I would come home from school, my brother and I would settle in for the afternoon, do our homework, watch some television and usually before dinner spend 15 minutes meditating with my mom. While some are skeptical, there have been numerous studies that have shown that a large group of people meditating together has a measurable effect on the greater population. The experience of knowing that silence I experience in my meditation is the same silence that the person sitting next to me is tapping into is quite moving. On a global scale, we have witnessed many times how a small handful of people strongly unified by a common intent can profoundly influence a larger group of people.
It seems, now, that these practices may stop or even reverse heart disease and other serious illness.
Yoga proves to be effective in healthy individuals as well as people diagnosed with heart disease. Blood vessel function indicates atherosclerosis as the vessels constrict and expand less as they become less supple.
Experts believe that CAD development can be reduced with regular yoga combined with a vegetarian diet. Some of the best poses for cardiovascular fitness are the warrior pose and the triangle pose.
Breathe naturally and keep your attention on your heart, feel it beating in your chest or hear it pulsing in your ears, feel it in whatever way you find comfortable. And I have to think, three hundred billion is as about as real a meditation benefit, as you can get. Whether you use mindfulness meditation exercises or transcendental mantra meditation techniques, breath meditation or walking meditation, they are all going to help alleviate the negative effects of stress.

However, the stress most of us are dealing with is not from life-or-death situations, but is the distress that arises from an accumulation of pressure from much smaller issues. Is it difficult to believe that ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome are connected to high stress levels, that we might get constipation, diarrhea or lose our appetite?
The origins of yoga are not entirely clear, but what is for certain is the practice is probably quite an ancient one – slowly evolved until gaining the form we recognize today, practices largely discovered and utilized in India. The body is moved into a variety of positions, designed to stretch the body and engage different muscle groups. Meditation seeks to induce various states of mind, like different moods or modes of consciousness.
While some of the claims expounded by proponents of yoga and meditation have yet to be scientifically verified, there is already a host of benefits which are definitely quite real. Yoga is used to enhance cardiac rehabilitation after issues or surgery; it has been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk factors across the board and often helps treat symptoms of heat failure. Yoga promotes flexibility, blood flow, engaging virtually every muscle group, promotes the health of the lungs and heart via breathing and stretching exercises.
He loves to travel and is often traveling between the islands of Phuket, Koh Samui, and Bali.
Great article you have, I would also want to share my thoughts that Yoga indeed has positive effects not only in the body but also in the mind, a total holistic wellness that brings us to know our inner-self better. The body gradually removes imbalances and returns to its normal state of homeostasis, balance. Meditation keeps us Patient .A meditating person will never loose temper on pity things, instead he will find solution for all problems.
Meditation helps in knowing oneself and also guides us the reason of all life processes around you. Olivia notes how many of her friends, who are moms, become frustrated when they try to meditate because of the distractions and interruptions created by their young children.
You are sitting quietly on your silk pillow, breathing, perhaps repeating a mantra silently. Except that just outside of the ashram was a graveyard, and wandering that graveyard shouting out prayers to Shiva for his own personal reasons until sunset was a devoted older man gifted not only with loud voice that carried well, but also gifted with a bullhorn. The other segments the brain into different tissue types, allowing researchers to compare the amount of gray matter within specific regions of the brain. But even with that little meditation practice, their brain activity was different from the 10 people who hadn’t had training yet. It can wear a martyrdom face, expose a cold shoulder, shun difficult conversations and seek distraction as a workaholic.
It limits the rich palette of feelings that add depth and texture to life, and it blocks our ability to be receptive to new experiences and others’ points of view.
With mindfulness, the aim is not to deny or silence our thoughts and feelings or impose a superficial peace. When thoughts arise, simply notice that they are there without suppressing, judging or engaging the storyline.
The underlying feeling is often not visible to others and, depending on the level of awareness, may not immediately be recognized by the person expressing anger.
Certainly, on a personal level meditation will impact an individual’s health care coast, which if practiced by enough people, could have an impact on the overall health care system. The health benefits of meditation have been shown not only to prevent heart disease but to reverse those effects. Over time, however, the neglect will show — sometimes subtly and other times dramatically. Move it up and down or lower your right ear toward your right shoulder and then your left ear to your left shoulder. And on other occasions, when my dad (Deepak Chopra) was leading a seminar or speaking to a big group of people, we would meditate with dozens, if not, hundreds of other people. The program included 20 minutes of deep relaxation, 40 minutes of postural yoga, 15 minutes of breathing yoga exercises and 15 minutes of meditation.
And although each separate incident may appear benign, if our response becomes increasingly stressful and we are no longer able to maintain our equilibrium then the body will put out the red alert. For although we may have little or no control over the circumstances or stressors we are dealing with, we do have control over our understanding of the situation, and over our response. Combined with breathing exercises and meditative practices, these techniques are used to improve the health of the body as well as achieving a meditative state of mind. The goals of meditation are quite varied: many use meditation as an end in itself to induce relaxed or happy states of mind, others use meditation as a spiritual practice, some utilize techniques to gear the mind towards self-examination, or to build desirable characteristics or remove undesirable ones from a persons mental state or outlook.
Some of the many benefits include improved musculoskeletal function, improved cardiovascular function (better blood flow,) reduction of asthma symptoms and more.
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Relieve Chronic PainIn a randomized study published in The Journal of Pain German researchers compared an 8-week jyoti meditation practice with a home exercise program.
Margie is the author of Nourishing Menopause: The Whole Food Guide to Balancing Your Hormones Naturally. It is practice for dealing with life as peacefully and receptively as possible, not just superficially, but on the inside, too. People who had done the meditation training showed a greater proportion of activity in the left frontal region of the brain in response to subsequent attempts to meditate.
Free-form journaling is a wonderful way to safely express and get reacquainted with our emotional terrain.
But by loosening our investment in our story, fresh perspectives and other feelings can naturally arise in the space that is created. So while we may not be able to ‘turn a Toyota into a Ford,’ meditation may allow us to go from a Ford focus to a Lincoln. When our minds are overstimulated, thoughts can become repetitive, like the proverbial broken record. The stress response is activated when we are unable to adjust our behavior or deal creatively with demanding circumstances; we soon feel overwhelmed, like a steam cooker coming to full pressure. They based their findings on the level of adjustment required for different circumstances, as the inability to adequately adjust is most likely to stimulate the stress response.? Their Social Readjustment Scale placed the death of a spouse as the most difficult circumstance to adapt to, followed by divorce or separation.
While traditionally yoga is entirely a form of meditation, modern adaptations (especially in western countries) remove much of the focus on meditation and present yoga as primarily a form of physical exercise. My personal recommendation for a yoga & meditation destination would be Bali and Koh Samui. One early morning, I wandered out to this gentleman in the graveyard and asked him why he shouted, and why the bullhorn? Experts agree that meditation is as essential to overall health as good diet and regular exercise. Her experience inspired a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, which finds changes in brain activity after only five weeks of meditation training. Other research has found that this pattern of brain activity is associated with positive moods. If, on the other hand, our bodies are Fords our transmissions may be fine, but our brakes will no longer function. I lie down on a mat after teaching a spinning class and lead my students into five minutes of relaxation. We are the only one who can turn down the heat, but unfortunately we usually feel powerless to do so. A location with a serene atmosphere and a beautiful view is ideal, but any comfortable setting will do in a pinch. And while there is often a valid point in the anger story, the limited way of way of expressing it doesn’t serve us or the people around us well. If we had to exert ourselves eight hours continuously, without relief, our time at work would eventually become unbearable. To that list we must also add environmental stressors, such as pollution, traffic, noise, and increased population. Reduce StressIn a recent small study people who practiced loving-kindness meditation were found to have lower stress levels and lower heart rates.
If you can’t resume your practice, whether it is energy cultivation or silent sitting, then practice is over and the game is on. He said it with the sweetest smile that I realized there was nothing more for us to talk about.
In the end, we’re all going to wear out, but the speed and how that deterioration manifests itself will be different for each person. Regardless of our own DNA, however, reducing stress significantly elevates everyone’s chances of living longer and experiencing less wear.
Over the long term, we reduce overall stress, and this, I believe, is one of the main reasons that meditation increases physical health,” he says.
When the exploration feels complete for the moment, bring your focus back to the room and open your eyes.
Reduce Symptoms of PTSDA recent study shows that transcendental meditation can relieve PTSD and anxiety disorder. Researchers from the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Fort Gordon, Georgia looked at 74 active-duty service members with PTSD or anxiety disorder.
They are acknowledging the research: meditation increases concentration and decreases stress. Transcendental Meditation (TM) doesn't focus on breathing or chanting, like some other forms of meditation. In addition, the non-meditators experienced about a 20 percent increase in their symptoms compared to the meditators.

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