Research on the effects of meditation has yielded many promising results. Foremost of these is the reduction in stress and general improvement in the quality of life. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has also been found to keep one from catching the common cold, as explained in the following report.

To blunt your next cold, try …

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If you or anyone you know suffers from some type of chronic inflammation, a recent study shows that practicing mindfulness meditation can provide much-needed relief better than other stress-reduction techniques.

People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — …

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It’s a sight to see: About one million schoolchildren meditating together during an annual Buddhist event held in Phra Dhamakaya Temple near Bangkok, Thailand. Aside from the children benefiting from the practice, organizers believe that starting with small things like changing one’s self will help transform the world.

Here’s a BBC report on the same event.

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