Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meditation shows Promise in Relieving Anxiety and Depression

Kathleen Vogtle, NAMI Communications Coordinator, wrote an interesting article about the benefits of meditation.
Image: Flickr/Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
For many, the concept of meditation instantly brings to mind the quintessential image of the Buddha sitting with utter tranquility in the pretzel-like lotus position. The tranquility aspect is certainly accurate: meditation is a technique used to focus thoughts, reflect or relax.

Meditation is a means of developing wellness, an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life. A new review study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, showed that taking the wellness approach can result in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses.

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