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Meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity

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Meditation Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

2 studies

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

3 studies

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Rate
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Depression Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

3 studies

Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Sleep
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Anxiety Brain outcome
Anxiety
Brain

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Irritability And Anger Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Memory Brain outcome
Memory
Brain

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Dementia Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

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