Breath Suspension During the Transcendental Meditation Technique

  title={Breath Suspension During the Transcendental Meditation Technique},
  author={J. T. Farrow and Russell J. Hebert},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • J. T. Farrow, Russell J. Hebert
  • Published 1982
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • &NA; We observed, over four independent experiments, 565 criterion‐meeting episodes of breath suspension in 40 subjects practicing the Transcendental Mediation technique (TM), a simple mental technique involving no breath control procedures. The frequency and length of these breath suspension episodes were substantially and significantly greater for TM subjects than for control subjects relaxing with eyes closed. Voluntary control of respiration was most probably eliminated as an explanation of… CONTINUE READING
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