Short-term autonomic and cardiovascular effects of mindfulness body scan meditation.

@article{Ditto2006ShorttermAA,
  title={Short-term autonomic and cardiovascular effects of mindfulness body scan meditation.},
  author={Blaine Ditto and Marie Eclache and Natalie Goldman},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={227-34}
}
BACKGROUND Recent research suggests that the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program has positive effects on health, but little is known about the immediate physiological effects of different components of the program. PURPOSE To examine the short-term autonomic and cardiovascular effects of one of the techniques employed in mindfulness meditation training, a basic body scan meditation. METHODS In Study 1, 32 healthy young adults (23 women, 9 men) were assigned randomly to either a… CONTINUE READING
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