In a recent presentation about the research on meditation, Dr. John Hagelin discusses what a twice daily, deep rest (meditation) can do for our health. Watch the video presentation here and hear what this simple intervention can do for us.
A Simple Intervention – Meditation
- 90% of disease is caused or complicated by stress.
- Giving the mind deep rest (meditation or restful alertness) has a powerful effect on healthy brain functioning.
- Can lead to a reduction in every category of disease.
- Can lead to an 87% reduction in heart disease.
- Metabolic Syndrome is a relatively new term describing the epidemic in the U.S. with younger people suffering from high blood-pressure, diabetes and obesity.
- Studies show that people who did TM meditation improved in all three areas. This is amazing because there are no other proven techniques or medications that can improve Metabolic Syndrome like meditation does.
Brain studies which compare brain scans of people not meditating and meditating shows that meditation improves brain coherence.
And brain coherence represents orderliness of brain function.
What this image shows is a brain (on the left) that is not-meditating, experiencing some stress and basically a normal brain-state.
The image on the right shows a brain that is meditating. Note all the connections between the neurons. This image and research on meditation shows a correlation with intelligence, IQ, emotional maturity, alertness, reaction time and more.
Can any of us afford to not learn how to meditate? The rewards of such a relatively simple practice are huge!
Numerous studies have shown that regular meditation can produce lasting reductions in blood pressure. According to an observational study published in May 2005, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, that benefit may translate into a lowered risk of heart attack and stroke.
The meditation techniques and practices shared on this website are ancient practices which are now research-based and available to anyone in the modern world. Ancient wisdom and science are coming together at this crucial time for the world.
In her book The Sage Age, MaAnna Stephenson says we are moving from the age of information to the age of vibration. There is a synergy happening of science and technology with intuitive wisdom.
Many studies are showing that maintaining good emotional health through anger-management, dealing with stress, relaxation practices, and laughter, are as important in preventing heart attack and stroke as are diet and exercise.