Health Benefits of Chanting.

  • heyom

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    Sep 10, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    Article showing how chanting is good for health, and that Christian chants are related to Indian chants through Buddhism

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61046/
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    Sep 10, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    If you're in a caved in tunnel, and you sit down and begin praying, in broad terms you'll have a higher survival rate.

    If you're sitting in a caved in tunnel, and you sit down and begin meditating, in broad terms, you'll have a higher survival rate.

    If you're sitting in a caved in tunnel, and you sit down and say nothing, conserving your oxygen, then in broad terms, you'll have a higher survival rate.


    What I'm sort of getting at here is prayer is very comparative to meditation, and that meditation is very comparative to sitting and being very relaxed.

    Also, did the individuals who performed this test experiment with different chants of different religions other than Christianity? Perhaps a Muslim, quietly reciting Quranic verses, receives an identical benefit?

    As it is, I rather interpret the results of this experiment as being more indicative of the power of body consciousness than anything holy. I'd be interested in hearing what kind of response it receives from scientifically minded peers, as well as seeing more experiments using other religious/meditation techniques.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Sep 10, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    The abstract is 12 years old, so there may well have been replication studies.
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    Sep 10, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    heyom saidArticle showing how chanting is good for health, and that Christian chants are related to Indian chants through Buddhism

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC61046/


    First rule of chanting. It only works if it is done in a differ language than your native tongue.