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Maharishi: Transcendental meditation (tm) is a form of meditation derived from yoga practice and popularized in the western world in the 1960s and 1970s by maharishi mahesh yogi. The maharishi was the beatles' guru for a time. Their song "sexy sadie" was originally titled "maharishi.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mindfulness Course: One way is to take a mindfulness-based stress reduction class -- many communities have them, with trained instructors. Search on this site for your location: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx also you can get cd's by jon kabat-zinn, jack kornfeld, sharon salzberg, etc. Many libraries have them; also sounds true is a great resource to buy them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is meditation bad for you? I've read some articles that it could at worst make someone go insane. I want to start trying headspace or take 10. Just ne
No, it's a positive: I'm not aware of any scientific articles that document how meditation could "make someone go insane". There are hundreds of research studies documenting the positive mental and physical benefits of regular meditation. A common misconception is that meditation or guided imagery will make one "lose control". In fact, once one can learn to meditate they have more control over their emotions & body ...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
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
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
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