Research

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga and Meditation Research: The mind wants to know, the body wants to feel. It is important to feed them both. When you know why you are doing something, it increases your resolve to practice and deepens the psychological benefits.

Strengthen the mind-body connection by reading up on all of the wonderful ways that the world of modern medicine is proving the effects of these ancient practices.

Visit the following sites for comprehensive lists of research on yoga and meditation.

For the most comprehensive database of all published research, visit the US National Library of Medicine’s incredible database. Search on any topic of interest and all available published research will appear.

  • “Sometimes when I meditate, flashbacks come to me of helicopters circling and the time we accidentally killed a woman and her little son. Normally, this would have sent me into a breakdown. Now, I am learning to observe the experience, learn the lessons from it. Meditation helps me find the part of my soul that is still peaceful.”

    Rick, Enduring Freedom Veteran
  •  “Taking medication makes my head feel all cloudy. Doing meditation helps me feel clear.”

    Mr. Tate, Veteran
  • “I hadn’t slept more than two hours in a row since Vietnam. What is this now...35 or 40 years of no sleep? Since the very first week I started using your meditation CD, I sleep through the entire night, at least 6 hours. I feel like an entirely different person. The other thing that happened is that I got to go off my blood pressure medication. My blood pressure went down from 180 over 110 to 120 over 90. I’m telling every guy I know about meditation. I think I eat better too – like I feel so good that I don’t want to eat junk food anymore.”

    Willie, Vietnam Veteran
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