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Which Kind Of Meditation Is Better?

Millions of people around the globe meditate regularly. What are the benefits of meditation? Julian is here to discuss the effects that meditation has on the human body.

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Some Meditation Sparks Better Brain Performance
http://www.futurity.org/buddhist-meditation-brains-768872/
“Different types of meditation have qualitatively different effects on the mind and body, report researchers.”

Arousal vs. Relaxation: A Comparison of the Neurophysiological and Cognitive Correlates of Vajrayana and Theravada Meditative Practices
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102990
“Based on evidence of parasympathetic activation, early studies defined meditation as a relaxation response.”

Theravada meditation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theravada#Meditation

Vajrayana meditation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajrayana

Parasympathetic nervous system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasympathetic_nervous_system

Sympathetic nervous system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathetic_nervous_system

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