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    Meditation 'cuts risk of heart attack by half'

    Meditation is good for the body as well as the mind, scientists have
    discovered, as the practice significantly reduces the risk of a heart
    attack for people with heart disease.


    By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Published: 7:30AM GMT 17 Nov 2009


    Patients with heart disease who practised Transcendental Meditation cut their chances of a heart attack, stroke and death by half, compared with non-meditating patients, the first study of its kind has found. Stress is a major factor in heart disease and meditation experts say the technique can help control it.

    Transcendental Meditation, practised by the Beatles and based on an ancient tradition of enlightenment in India, involves sitting quietly and concentrating to focus the mind inwards by silently repeating a mantra. The practice is said to induce inner peace by allowing thoughts to flow in and out of the mind.

    MORE- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...k-by-half.html
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    The researchers are finding out now what the faithful have known for eons. Rejecting the outside world and turning to a different set of values has always been better for the person. Prayer and I guess meditation too have been shown to help in overall health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchipjim View Post
    The researchers are finding out now what the faithful have known for eons. Rejecting the outside world and turning to a different set of values has always been better for the person. Prayer and I guess meditation too have been shown to help in overall health.
    See also - On the role of prayer and meditation in medicine
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    Spiritual meditation and prayer takes our focus off the frantic pace of the world--chasing money--competing with the Joneses--vying for promotions--buying beyond one's means--etc.--and puts it on the things that really matter--relationships--spiritual goals--Redirecting our hearts from material things to spiritual things--practicing the presence of God--etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Spiritual meditation and prayer takes our focus off the frantic pace of the world--chasing money--competing with the Joneses--vying for promotions--buying beyond one's means--etc.--and puts it on the things that really matter--relationships--spiritual goals--Redirecting our hearts from material things to spiritual things--practicing the presence of God--etc.
    DAmen Brother Aslan. Lay not up your treasures where moth and dust doth corrupt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    DAmen Brother Aslan. Lay not up your treasures where moth and dust doth corrupt!
    (Especially cherished believe systems) zg
    Unless those beliefs are incorruptible. Truth is incorruptible. We should cherish the truth.
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