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Science Explores Meditation’s Effect on the Brain

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    Almost anything we do can offer us an opportunity to practice mindfulness. The most mundane activities, such as unloading the dishwasher, driving, or grocery shopping, can become part of our spiritual practice. Walking as a Practice Walking is one ordinary activity that we can transform into a vehicle for being more mindful. One of the benefits of mindful wa […]

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Here is an NPR story from Morning Edition, July 26, 2005 and one from Morning Edition, August 21, 2008, and an earlier one from Morning Edition, March 1, 2007

NPR’s Allison Aubrey reports on the effects of mindfulness on emotion, autonomic responses like blood pressure, and brain plasticity. The article cites JKZ, from the UMASS center for Mindfulness, Jim Austin, and director of the hypertension program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Randy Zusman . The March report has an example body scan guided meditation by Trish Magyari

Click Here for July, 26th link, Here for Aug. 21st link, and Here for the Mar. 1, 2007 link.

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