Monday, January 02, 2012

Meditation headline of the day

Here you go:

Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Meditation

And here's part of what it says:
The university’s MBSR [Mindfulness based stress reduction] program consists of group sessions over eight to 10 weeks. During the sessions, participants practice meditation skills, discuss how their bodies respond to stress, and learn coping techniques. The researchers found that survivors who learned MBSR lowered their blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. In addition, their moods improved, and their level of mindfulness increased after taking the class, Armer said, noting that for best results, breast cancer survivors should continue MBSR after the class ends to maintain the positive effects.

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