Meditation

PASSIONIST CONSTITUTIONS No. 51

Aware of the value of personal prayer, our communities should encourage the growth of a prayerful spirit by devoting prolonged periods of time every day to meditation.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 9th APRIL 2011

MEDITATION: THE SCIENCE IS IN …

Until recently, meditation was seen as an esoteric or spiritual pursuit refined to religious leaders, yogis and cash-up retirees looking to add depth to their lives. But scientific research is showing that meditation has physical benefits such as decreased blood pressure, lower respiration rate and reduced muscle tension, which all activate the parasympathetic nervous system, or relaxation response. Meditation has psychological benefits, too, including decreased stress and anxiety, improved concentration, mental clarity and increased ability. A 2009 study by Dr Ramesh Manocha at Sydney University found occupational stress decreased by 26 per cent after eight weeks of meditation. Harvard Business School has declared that “meditation and intuition are the two most valuable executive tools for the 21st century”. Athletes, corporate workers, students and parents can access meditation to develop bullet-proof concentration skills and resilience to better manage stress and anxiety.

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One Response to “Meditation”

  1. SpiritHealer Says:

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