Monday, November 12, 2007

Meditation really does reduce stress

A study showed that college students who spent 20 minutes each day learning a meditative technique called integrated body-mind training (IBMT) exhibited less stress than students who merely studied how to relax muscle groups.


Not only that, but the first group (IBMT-ers) did better on tests of attention and mood and produced lower levels of cortisol (a.k.a. the "stress hormone"), which is something that you do want to keep low.



"Meditation" is the title of this piece of digital—yes, digital—art. Click on the above pic to view the full-sized version, which really is nice and mellowing.


—Mellow Monk


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