Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meditation: The Ultimate Self Help Program

Meditation has many benefits. These benefits are not just conjecture or subjective experiences - important though these are – they are scientifically proven facts that are verified by robust research.

Here are but a few examples:

Meditation has shown a 48% reduction in symptoms of depression.
People who meditate have 47% fewer heart attacks.
75% of long-term insomniacs who have been trained in meditation can fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed.
People who meditate show an 8% to 15% decrease in the risk of stroke.
Sufferers of anxiety who meditate show a 60% improvement in anxiety levels after only 8 weeks of practice.
Meditation can slow aging. A study found that people who had been meditating for more than five years were physiologically 12 to 15 years younger than non-meditators.
The chance of getting cancer has been shown in studies to reduce by 55% in those who meditate regularly.
Regular meditators experience a 10-20 point drop in blood pressure compared to the general population. (MORE)

Source: Technorati

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