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Metaphysics & Psychology

Meditation hailed as good for your health

April 10, 2010 | Comment icon 4 comments



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Medical experts are hailing transcendental meditation as an ideal way to treat high blood pressure.
A worldwide movement was started in 1957 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with celebrities such as The Beatles embracing the technique. Recent studies have suggested that meditation is more beneficial to dealing with the stresses of everyday life than a good diet or exercise.
It was embraced by The Beatles and became synonymous with the 1960s hippy lifestyle of peace and love. Now medical experts believe transcendental meditation could be used to treat high blood pressure and psychological problems.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (4)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
Haven't read the article yet but shouldn't the title read "MediTation" rather than mediation? Just my 2 (stoopid French) cents :innocent: :innocent: :innocent: :innocent:
Comment icon #2 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
Critics claim it can be used to spread a quasi-religious message and that meditation can be dangerous for some. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1264395/Chant-healthy-Meditation-hailed-antidote-high-blood-pressure.html#ixzz0khqOfA6r At least it would be a non-denominational message rather than the one I receive as a child and more peaceful than the beatings I received when refusing to have anything to do with the church... :angry2: :angry2: :angry2:
Comment icon #3 Posted by Saru 12 years ago
Haven't read the article yet but shouldn't the title read "MediTation" rather than mediation? Fixed.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Triad 12 years ago
Health applications and clinical studies Main article: Health applications and clinical studies of meditation Scenes of Inner Taksang, temple hall, built just above the cave where Padmasambhava was believed to have meditatedA review of scientific studies identified relaxation, concentration, an altered state of awareness, a suspension of logical thought and the maintenance of a self-observing attitude as the behavioral components of meditation;[5] it is accompanied by a host of biochemical and physical changes in the body that alter metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and brain... [More]


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