relaxation. In Benson’s words, this response is “an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.”
Since this research took place in the 1970s, various Western studies have documented the following benefits to the nervous system:
In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of meditation is the liberation of the mind from attachment to things it cannot control.
Can you think of anything out of your control that you’d rather not stress about?
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Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.