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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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