Researchers in India studied the effects of meditation before stress and after stress using computer games as the stressor. Computer games usually give immense pleasure after a win. However, in the initial stages of the game when a player suffers repeated defeats or constraints, the game becomes very stressful.
The computer games gave a sharp increase in stress levels. The study measured galvanic skin response, heart rate, electromyography, sympathetic reactivity, cortisol, and acute psychologic stress scores.
They found benefits were given to even first time meditators. Meditation, if practiced before the stressful event, reduced the adverse effects of stress. Memory quotient significantly increased for those that meditated before, whereas cortisol level decreased after both stress and meditation. The practice of meditation after stress may ameliorate some negative effects of stress, however the effect was greater on those that meditated before the stress!
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD sifted through nearly 19,000 meditation studies, they found 47 trials that addressed stress and met their criteria for well-designed studies. Their findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain.
It’s pretty amazing that there are 19,000 studies on meditation already completed on the effectiveness of meditation.
The Ishaya Tradition techniques/meditation have been practiced for thousands of years and have been verified to be universally true for all.
The Ascension Attitudes are priceless for the modern world. The Art of Ascension is extremely easy to practice and quickly frees anyone from stress. This opens life to maximum creativity, enjoyment, health and success.