Hvad er meditation? Et videskabeligt perspektiv

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What is meditation? A scientific perspective

One of the first scientific studies of meditation was carried out by two doctors from Harvard Medical School in 1971. They measured volunteers’ brain waves and heart and lung function during meditation, and found that their metabolic rate very quickly decreased to a state lower than most people typically reach in the deepest and most regenerative part of their sleep cycle. In other words, meditation gives us deeper and more regenerative relaxation than sleep

These two Harvard doctors, Herbert Benson and Robert Keith Wallace, defined meditation as a “wakeful, hypo-metabolic, physiological state”. In other words, in the state of meditation the mind is awake but the body is asleep