Associated Press

Marines Testing Meditation Training; May Teach ‘Mindfulness’ To Young Recruits For Mental Stamina

BY IBTimes Staff Reporter | January 20 2013 1:51 PM

In an effort to alleviate the physical and mental strain on troops, the U.S. Marine Corps is now including meditation in its training regimen. It is launching a pilot program using concepts of meditation and mindfulness — concepts aimed at teaching Marines how to keep their attention active and minds focused.

U.S. Marines from Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, return fire during a shootout with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s Karez-e-Sayyidi, in the outskirts of Marjah district, Helmand province, on May 15, 2010.Ideally, the training program will help Marines to think more clearly when they are under pressure by having them practice yoga and by having them slow their breathing while concentrating on a single body part, the Associated Press reported.

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