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.

  • Medical Benefit Comments: “Every week after meditation, the pain in my hip and leg goes away entirely. It lasts for several hours afterwards, but then starts creeping back again.” When it was suggested that he do a meditation when the pain starts creeping back, he tried this and responded, “I notice that when I do the meditation when the pain starts coming back, it is like taking a muscle relaxant or a pain pill. I do the meditation techniques instead of popping the pill as much as possible. The longer I meditate, the longer the pain relief lasts.Plus, I feel better mentally too.”

    Mike, Vietnam Veteran
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