Meditation is being recommended by medical researchers from Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and even the US Department of Health and Human Services to name a few… In this show we will introduce concepts and studies regarding meditation practices and its positive effects on your health and happiness.
We will be discussing everything from the different types of meditative practices; the health benefits that result from this ancient technique and the way it can affect your life, your relationships and the world. Let's not limit the discussion though. All the great benefits and techniques, as well as, actual guided meditations and other methods will be practiced.
Why is Meditation so important to our health? • New research shows that meditation can physically change and strengthen the brain significantly helping those with memory loss and Alzheimer’s. • Findings of a study confirmed that daily meditation can improve cognitive function were conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and have been sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (www.alzheimersprevention.org). • Numerous studies show that 12 minutes per day for 8 weeks results in significant improvements to brain function. • Physicians have increasingly started prescribing meditation instead of pills to benefit their patients. A Harvard Medical School report released in May found that more than 6 million Americans had been recommended meditation and other mind-body therapies by conventional health care providers. • Several studies suggest changes through meditation can make you happier and less stressed. • Meditation can help you control your eating habits and even reduce chronic pain, all the while without taking prescription medication. • Some scientists believe that in a generation, Americans will see meditation as being as essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Excerpts from a report published on 7/28/11 by ABC News' Dan Harris, Erin Brady, Maggy Patrick and Lauren Effron