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Newly published brain research shows that types of meditation differ in their effects

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20 July 2010

A new paper published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition discusses three categories of meditation, each characterised by different brain wave (EEG) frequencies:
1. Focused attention—concentrating on an object or emotion;
2. Open monitoring—being mindful of one's breath or thoughts;
3. Automatic self-transcending—meditations that transcend their own activity.

''Lumping them [different types of meditation] all together as 'essentially the same' is simply a mistake,'' says co-author Jonathan Shear PhD.

''When researching physiological patterns and clinical outcomes of meditation practices . . . if they are averaged together, then the resulting phenomenological, physiological, and clinical profiles cannot be meaningfully interpreted,'' explains lead author Fred Travis, PhD.

Extensive scientific research has long established that the self-transcending process of Transcendental Meditation is associated with a wide range of beneficial physiological, psychological, and behavioural effects.

Rather than being a cognitive activity or mental exercise, it is a natural process whereby the inner intelligence of mind and nervous system is allowed to flourish, leading effortlessly and effectively to elimination of stress, continuing growth and development, and balancing of physiological systems.

Please see also Ask the Doctors and click ''Will other forms of meditation give you the same results?''

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