Meditation Alters Brain's Response to Pain
Transcendental meditation (TM) may reduce the brain’s reaction to pain, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, who used neuroimaging to monitor the brains of longtime TM practitioners and of a control group who did not practice TM.
“Prior research indicates that transcendental meditation creates a more balanced outlook on life and greater equanimity in reacting to stress. [Our] research suggests that this is not just an attitudinal change, but a fundamental change in how the brain functions,” said David Orme-Johnson, PhD, lead author of the study, which was published in NeuroReport (2006; 17 , 1359–63).
For the latest research, statistics, sample classes, and more, "Like" IDEA on Facebook here.
© 2007 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
IDEA Newsletter Sign-up
|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.