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Meditation: Different Techniques, Different Effects on the Brain

Posted Nov 29 2010 2:53pm

In a post last month we discussed medi­a­tion as a tool to train your brain . Now you may be wondering whether the different types of mediation differ in their techniques and their effects. This article from The Huffington Post explores How Meditation Techniques Compare — Zen, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation and more.

The old “scientific” myth that meditation practices all induce the same, general state of physiological rest — called the “relaxation response” — has been overturned. […] Researchers identify three major categories of techniques.

Brain research, along with findings on psychological and behavioral effects, gives a more objective framework for health professionals or anyone to determine which meditation technique might be most beneficial for a given purpose.

A great research-based resource!

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