Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meditation Practice May Influence Neuroendocrine, Innate Immune and Behavioral Responses to Psychosocial Stress

Meditation practices may have influence on physiological pathways related to stress and diseases. Meditation practices have been found to
• Calm the mind
• Improve focused attention
• Develop mindfulness
Researchers at Emory University studied the effects of compassion meditation on innate immune, neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress (Pace et al., 2009). Sixty-one healthy adults participated 6 weeks of training [...]

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