Meditation Practices For Our Aging Population

The meditations practiced by the Tum-mo monks of Tibet can inspire meditation practices for our aging population.

Dr. Herbert Benson‘s research with Tibetan monks revealed that they could reduce their oxygen consumption and increase their body heat beyond anything we in the West could imagine.

Dr. Benson is the founder of the relaxation response. This is triggered when we begin to relax deeply.

Watch this video and you will be amazed as I was.

I found this video in an article about the connection between the monks meditation and possible applications to our aging population.

Author William Cromie of the Harvard Gazette in the April 18, 2002 issue revealed one such implicit mechanism to counteract stress, accessible within the human mind. This article, titled, Meditation changes temperatures: Mind controls body in

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