Wednesday, October 5, 2011

If Stressed, Try Meditating: Psychiatrist

If you’re stressed, meditate, says a world-renowned psychiatrist.

“Your nervous system is constantly being assaulted all day long -- stresses from within, from other people, obstacles occur. When you meditate regularly, you don’t get bent out of shape so easily,” says Dr. Norman Rosenthal, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical.

"Often times when we snap at people, we’re under stress,” he says.

This can be especially true for those living in large cities like New York City.

“Getting to work, getting to the bus, the deadlines that you have to make, and the hours that you have to work – these are constant stresses stressing us and if we don’t have a quiet place to go and a special technique that enables us to settle down our bodies and our minds, then we don’t have protection against the frequent batterings to our nervous system – that have consequences,” Rosenthal says. (MORE)

Source: NBC New York

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