Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yet Another Reason to Meditate

One of the things meditation is best known for is reducing stress -- blood pressure, cortisol levels, etc. Turns out that elevated stress levels actually make it more difficult to cope with that stress, as you are less likely to actively make decisions and more likely to do things you have always done, by rote. As they say, one definition of insanity is continuing to do the same things, and expecting a different response. Here's the whole article:

Basics - Brain Is a Co-Conspirator in a Vicious Stress Loop -

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