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Meditation: Different Techniques, Different Effects on the Brain

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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