is buddhist meditation good 4r our helth???

  • tiki52

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    Jan 12, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    im stil a beginer
  • Buddha

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    Jan 12, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    Well... the buddhist meditation itself is usually intended for something more spiritual (enlightment). But in general meditation do have some stress-relieving effects, among several other benefits for mental health.
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    Jan 12, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    You can easily look this up online. Study after study suggest that meditation of ANY kind is good for one's health. Lower blood pressure, slower heart-rate, reduced stress, better concentration and better control of how one reacts to their emotions.

    YES. And... it certainly couldn't hurt. My friend was just here and he's a Zen Buddhist teacher and priest. He is also gay, and a rather tough/competitive wrestler (!). Neither are at odds. He is fully himself and happy with it. Enjoy the process and don't rush - everyone's a beginner. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    meditation in general is actually very good for you. your brain needs rest but there are different forms of rest, in general sleep is the best but during the day if you cannot sleep you can always meditate. it can often times lessen the amount of stress hormone you have in your system and get your brain activity to become calmer as well. brain scans have shown it to be beneficial to your health, especially for people with high stress jobs.
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    Jan 12, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    I don't like doing other people's meditation. I prefer doing my own.

    Meditation is sometimes used as a covert tool for someone else to get into your mind. A subtler form of mind control. Sometimes this is okay, as long as both parties are on the same page. Erotic hypnosis is great, btw.
  • Rush_

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    Jan 12, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    As a Buddhist I say yes. I'm probably biased though
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    Jan 12, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    Does it have to be Buddhist?..*no not that I have anything against Buddhist.

    Try plain mediation its the same... and slowly venture in to a sector you are most comfortable probably Buddhist meditation if so.

    I personally don't like to structure into any of the Hindu or Buddhist kind, as long you have the consent from within, with strong to --> superb visualization power you have no problem in all structure of your well being, let it be Health , Mind focus and so on.

    Meditating can be a very creative and beautiful once you master your Mind icon_wink.gif.Discipline is the key from the inside. As I said before, be in the Vortex of your thoughts. Feelings are your scattered materials icon_cool.gif and start ironing them.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 12, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    If it doesn't require syncretism, it's probably OK and some people may find it helpful.
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    Apr 04, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Any meditation, which makes you concentrate upon your inner-self will help you restore the inner and outer balance.

    We can heal our bodies through our mind.
    Depending on the diagnose, medication helps you too, and as you begin your journey to discovering your inner self it will speed up the process.

    We came to this world, with challenges that we set to conquer.

    You can get better with meditation, good luck.