“The Effect of Mediation on the Body”- Reflexion http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/tinhtut6.htm In the article “The Effect of Mediation on the Body” by Dr. Tin Htut, there is evidence from several studies that have provided data that transcendental meditation (TM) can release stress and have positive effects on hypertension and heart disease, and that beta endorphin and other opiod neuropeptides are increased by the technique. In this mediation someone will sit 20 minutes twice a day while their eyes are closed. This technique allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought — pure awareness, also known as transcendental consciousness. This relaxation method will reduce the blood level of noradrenaline, adrenaline and cortisol, and promotes the secretion of endorphins and other opoid (opium like) neuropeptides in the brain cells of hypothalamus. Lower levels of noradrenaline, adrenaline and cortisol can be beneficial to gastric ulcers (stress can aggravate gastric ulcers) and higher levels of
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