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Title: Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditation techniques
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Herbert Benson, 1935-
C. K. Peng
J. E. Mietus
Y. Liu
G. Khalsa
P. S. Douglas
A. L. Goldberger
One Sentence Summary: Experimental study on changes in heart rate of practitioners of Chinese Chi and Kundalini Yoga.

Description: This experimental study looked at changes in the oscillation of heart rate of individuals doing Chinese Chi or Kundalini Yoga meditations. Heart rate oscillation during meditation was significantly greater than during the pre-meditation control measure as well as compared to three other comparison groups. The authors suggest that the results challenge the assumption of meditation as only an autonomically quiescent state. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-05)

Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Elsevier Science
North-Holland Biomedical Press
Normalized publisher place: Amsterdam
Publisher country: Netherlands
Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01675273
Published Date: 1999
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-5273(99)00066-2
Subject: Meditation research
Autonomic nervous system
Heart rate
Chi meditation
Kundalini yoga
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source: International Journal of Cardiology
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 70
Source Number: 2
Source Page Numbers: 101-107
Start Date: 1981
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: See "Information for Authors" on the publisher's website
ISBN/ISSN: 0167-5273

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Date Record Checked: 2005-06-16
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 17:36:15
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