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Meditation Blog & Non-Sectarian Spirituality

Types of Meditation: 
An Overview of 23 Meditation Techniques,
By Giovanni

5 Types of Meditation Decoded,
By Tamara Lechner

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Meditation and Yoga as Tools for Health
Joe and Terry Graedon Interview Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Duke University

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From the Lab of Sara Lazar, Harvard Medical School
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Sara Lazar (center) talks to research assistant Michael Treadway and technologist Shruthi Chakrapami about the results of experiments showing that meditation can increase brain size. (Staff photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office, February 2, 2006)
Lazar SW, Kerr C, Wasserman RH, Gray JR, Greve D, Treadway MT, McGarvey M, Quinn BT, Dusek JA, Benson H, Rauch SL, Moore CI, Fischl B. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. NeuroReport, 2005; 16: 1893-1897.
Dusek J, Chang BH, Zaki J, Lazar SW, Deykin A, Stefano GB, Wohlhueter A, Hibberd P, Benson H. Association between oxygen consumption and nitric oxide production during the relaxation response.Medical Science Monitor, 2006.
Evans K, Dougherty DD, Schmid AM, Scannell E, McCallister A, Benson H, Dusek JA, Lazar SW.Modulation of spontaneous breathing via limbic/paralimbic-bulbar circuitry: An event related fMRI study.
Neuroimage, 2009.
Britta K. Hölzel, James Carmody, Karleyton C. Evans, Elizabeth A. Hoge, Jeffery A. Dusek, Lucas Morgan, Roger K. Pitman, and Sara W. Lazar.Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2009.
Book chapters
Lazar SW and Benson H. Function brain imaging and meditation. In: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. Leskowitz E. (ed.), St. Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2002.
Lazar SW. Mindfulness Research. In:Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Germer C, Siegel RD, Fulton P (eds.) New York: Guildford Press, 2005.
Meditation Finding Converts Among Western Doctors,
John Roach, National Geographic News, February 1, 2006.
How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time,
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Time Magazine. Tuesdays, January 10, 2006.
Meditation May Alter Brain, Delay Aging
Salynn Boyles, WebMD &, Wednesday, November 16, 2005.
Say 'om': Meditation may aid in brain function
Kathleen Fackelmann, USA TOday, November 13, 2005.
Effects: When Mindful Awareness Goes to Your Head
Eric Nagourney, New York Times. November 22, 2005.
Meditating May Keep Brain Sharp
Garret Condon, Staff Writer, Hartford Courant. November 15, 2005 (22K MSWord document)
Meditation found to increase brain size
William J. Cromie, Harvard News Office in the Harvard University Gazette. January 23, 2006
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