Monday, 2 April 2012
Meditation Can Reduce Stress
In a study published in 2007, people who practiced a method of meditation known as Integrative Body-Mind Training, or IBMT, for five days showed better attention and better ability to manage stress and its harmful effects than people in a control group who were given only relaxation training.
These results have just been confirmed by a brain-imaging study by the same research team. This study showed that people who had meditated showed better regulation of their autonomic nervous system by frontal regions of the brain (such as the anterior cingulate cortex) than people who had simply relaxed.