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meditation for trauma

Meditation Rx: For stress v. trauma

What to know before you meditate or practice mindfulness. Meditation and mindfulness are wonderful practices, but if they are not trauma-aware practices, they can trigger a reaction you may not like! This study found that meditators experience a range of reactions, from joy and bliss, to pain and stress, visions and de-personalization. Don’t be alarmed! …

meditation changes brain

Harvard Study Finds Meditation Changes DNA

In 2008, a study was published on the effects of meditation, specifically: the first compelling evidence that the Relaxation Response (RR) – the physiological response to meditation, yoga, tai chi, Qi Gong or repetitive prayer – affects our genes. Scientists analyzed blood samples, and concluded that 2209 genes were expressed differently (turned on or off) …