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Are meditation programs useful at all, or only for those dedicated yoga types?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Very useful for all!

I recommend meditation to everyone! research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer.
It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & i believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more.

In brief: Very useful for all!

I recommend meditation to everyone! research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer.
It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & i believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No, everybody!

You might be interested to know that one of the most successful and growing meditation programs was originally developed for regular folks, including blue-collar workers, in worcester ma.
This is mindfulness-based stress reduction, for which dr. Jon kabat-zinn is known. Yoga is involved, but in a fun way that helps you know yourself better. http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/stress/index.aspx.

In brief: No, everybody!

You might be interested to know that one of the most successful and growing meditation programs was originally developed for regular folks, including blue-collar workers, in worcester ma.
This is mindfulness-based stress reduction, for which dr. Jon kabat-zinn is known. Yoga is involved, but in a fun way that helps you know yourself better. http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/stress/index.aspx.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Practice breathing

Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response.
You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently.

In brief: Practice breathing

Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response.
You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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