In doing some research for a new article on the link between stress and heart health, we found this great study on the effects of meditation on the body. The study, done in Thailand in 1991, is an oldie but a goodie: it included 20-something men who either practiced Dhammakaya Buddhist meditation or didn't. The result? The meditating men saw significantly reduced cortisol levels and blood pressure, all good for keeping your heart calm and healthy.
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