Research on Benefits of Meditation

Meditation in Singapore

Video: Meditation leads to calmness and happiness by Piya Tan.

Research and Papers on Meditation:

1. Mind of the Meditator: Contemplative practices that extend back thousands of years show a multitude of benefits for both body and mind (By Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz and Richard J. Davidson, Scientific American, November 2014)

2. Grow More Brain by Piya Tan

3. Why Teaching Teens to Stop and Breathe Helps With Exam Stress — and Much More.

Mindfulness is a type of meditation based on learning to direct our attention towards our experience as it unfolds from moment to moment – and because it’s presented in a completely secular and accessible way, it’s perfect for schools.

4.  The Power of Concentration from The New York Time, 15 Dec 2012.

…. mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration: the ability to quiet your mind, focus your attention on the present, and dismiss any distractions that come your way…

…In 2011, researchers from the University of Wisconsin demonstrated that daily meditation-like thought could shift frontal brain activity toward a pattern that is associated with what cognitive scientists call positive, approach-oriented emotional states — states that make us more likely to engage the world rather than to withdraw from it… (Read more)

5. Meditation might keep brains young, healthy and connected

Meditation might do for the brain what push-ups do for the body, suggests new research. Findings from brain imaging studies show meditation might keep the brain young, guarding from atrophy and other changes associated with aging.  (read more…)

6.  Meditation surpasses drug effect for pain relief

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found meditating for one hour has a powerful effect on the brain for reducing perception of pain and deactivating areas of the brain that process pain. (Read more…)

7.  Meditate to reduce anxiety and increase energy levels

“Mindfulness meditation is a process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress. Through mindfulness, you can experience greater vitality and well-being,” explains Diane Reibel, Ph.D., research associate professor of Physiology at Jefferson Medical College of  Thomas Jefferson University and director of the Stress Reduction Program. (Read more…)

8.  Mad about meditation (by Piya Tan)

9.  In pain? Try meditation.

10.  11 Benefits of Lovingkindness Meditation

11.  Proven Benefits of Meditation

12.  Lotus Therapy

13.  TMC in The Straits Times

14.  Meditation increase brain size

15.  Meditation Gives Brain a Charge, Study Finds

16.  Complementary therapy for cancer patients

17.  Meditation can alter brain structure

18.  Scientists probe meditation secrets

19.  Brain scientist has a stroke of insight (YouTube)

20.  Performance test: Meditation’s impact on alertness

21.  Meditation Goes Beyond The Brain (by Piya Tan)

22.  How Mindfulness Strengthens Us (by Piya Tan)

23.  Lovingkindness is Simply Healing (by Piya Tan)

24.  Demystifying meditation: brain imaging illustrate how meditation reduces pain