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It tilts the seesaw: The anxiety stress response involves the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Its a see-saw, one cannot be relaxed and anxious at the same time. So techniques to reduce anxiety, zen, mediation, deep breathing reduced the bodys physiologcal stress response, giving it a break from harmful chronic stress. It is also a skill that restores a sense of self-control. Good stuff! ...Read more
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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
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