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Science Explores Meditation’s Effect on the Brain

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  • The mind knows its own way home
    When we’re first learning to meditate, one of the things we have to get used to is that the mind wanders much more than we might expect. We discover, perhaps, that we can’t go more than two or three breaths without the mind latching on to some thought that’s appeared and going for a long trek through our memories, fantasies, expectations about the future, an […]

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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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