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I want to try meditation.How can I start and what to do.What are the principles?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Start now
Positive mental attitude, close your eyes, relax, deep breath thru' your nose slow and easy.

In brief: Start now
Positive mental attitude, close your eyes, relax, deep breath thru' your nose slow and easy.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Abdominal 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: Abdominal 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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