Meditation slows progression of AIDS

March 11, 2009 A recent study found that meditation may slow the progression of AIDS in just a few weeks. Researchers believe that meditation may help boost the immune system in combating the progression of the disease. This finding needs replication in a larger sample of patients, but it could offer a cost effective and relatively pleasant method to help people battle the terrible and progressive fatal condition. Read more here.

The stress lowering program known as “mindfulness meditation” was used. This type of meditation employs an open and receptive awareness of the present moment, avoiding thinking of the past or worrying about the future.

Researchers found the more often the patients meditated the higher

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Meditation as a tool for good health and longevity

December 11, 2008

The Healthier Life: When you hear the word ‘meditation’ you may think of a bunch of Hippies trying to elevate themselves off the floor whilst listening to bells chiming and humming ‘Ohm’. Finally this general perception can be challenged scientifically. Latest research indicates that meditation is more than an antidote to the stress of modern living; it’s an important tool for health and longevity. Read more here.

Compassion meditation may improve physical and emotional responses to psychological stress

October 8, 2008

Medical News Today: Data from a new study suggests that individuals who engage in compassion meditation may benefit by reductions in inf lammatory and behavioral responses to stress that have been linked to depression and a number of medical illnesses. This study focused on the effect of compassion meditation on inflammatory, neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress, and evaluated the degree to which engagement in meditation practice influenced stress reactivity. Read more here.

Finding happiness: cajole your brain to lean to the left

February 4, 2003

NY Times article by Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence) on scientific explanations of how meditation acts as an antidote to stress.

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