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Intention: Meditation means to familiarize or cultivate. What is it that we are cultivating? Normally in our daily life we are driven by our habits, emotions, thoughts and environment. In meditation we seek to generate an in born contentment, happiness and confidence that isn't conditioned by external factors but is self arising and free from doubt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Conscious breathing: There are many different ways to meditate but the essence is taking slow deep breaths while focusing on the process & focusing your mind on a sound or image. One of my favorite techniques is to take a deep breath in & softly say "ommm" as you breathe out, focusing on how the sound vibrates you.See www.Alternative-medicine.Net/meditation/english.Html & http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=a8gruee0ehs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meditation Research: That's a huge subject. There are positive data for meditation for many conditions, including psoriasis, anxiety, depression, hypertension, angina, and other kinds of physical pain. Dr. Richard davidson is one of the most well-known researchers in this area. You can read an interview with him at: http://www.Healthy.Net/health/interview/meditation_positive_emotions_and_brain_science/306 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incredibly valuable: I started to meditate the summer before i entered medical school (over 30 years ago) and have meditated virtually every day since. I credit meditation with my surviving the ordeal of medical education with some semblance of sanity. It reduces stress, lifts my spirits & improves ability to focus & concentrate. I believe mediation is an invaluable life skill & advise everyone to meditate regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes at cell level: Meditation definitively causes physiologic changes in the body, it lowers the respiratory rate and the heart rate which is good for the body. It eliminates the effects of stress and help us organizing and planning our lives more effectively. "improvement in perception and wellbeing &protecting caps called telomeres on the ends of our chromosomes, meditation may help to delay the process of aging.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many useful benefits: The most common factor in poor health is stress & meditation is an incredible tool to reduce stress.It improves brain function & even changes brain structure beneficially, reduces anxiety, lifts mood, improves cognitive function, balances the autonomic nervous system, boosts immunity, prevents & reverses heart disease & more. See http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/articles/200105/the-science-meditation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I have never heard of any harmful effects of meditation, while a large body of research has demonstrated a wide range of benefits for physical and mental health. However, I have observed that if you meditate for too long seated in a lotus or semi-lotus position it can cause some temporary knee discomfort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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