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New Research on the “best” meditation from MedlinePlus

Meditation Method a Matter of Taste

Study finds choosing a technique you’re comfortable with makes you less likely to quit

 

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas

Friday, July 6, 2012 HealthDay news image

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.

 

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