Study finds choosing a technique you’re comfortable with makes you less likely to quit
By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
Friday, July 6, 2012
FRIDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) — People who want to learn to meditate should select a method that makes them feel comfortable, rather than choose a technique just because it’s popular, a new study indicates.
Researchers from San Francisco State University report that by finding a form of meditation that works for them, people are less likely to quit. As a result, they will enjoy the personal and medical benefits of the practice, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure and help with addiction.
“Because of the increase in both general and clinical use of meditation, you want to make sure you’re finding the right method,” study author Adam Burke, professor of health education at San Francisco State and director of its Institute for Holistic Health Studies, said in a university news release.
Find your zen: The right kind of meditation for you
New York Daily News
New research suggests you could be missing out on all the health benefits of meditation by simply starting out with a technique not well matched to your personal tastes.