All the benefits mentioned below have been noticed  by people practising TM (Transcendental Meditation) over the last 50 years.  What is the difference?  TM is easy & enjoyable to practice, because it involves no concentration & no emptying of the mind or getting rid of thoughts - a very important difference which is the reason why you find people still practicing it decades after originally learning.

Beautifully summed up in the following sentence from someone who learned TM last year :

"I really enjoyed the course, after years of struggling with thought control meditation techniques, TM feels like a breath of fresh air - it almost feels like cheating! I'm managing to practice twice a day and I'm getting a lot out of it already."

Zara ~ Leeds

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/

 

Health & Medicine

 

When science meets mindfulness

Researchers study how it seems to change the brain in depressed patients

The Harvard Gazette

When science meets mindfulness

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First of two parts

In 2015, 16.1 million Americans reported experiencing major depression during the previous year, often struggling to function while grappling with crippling darkness and despair.

There’s an arsenal of treatments at hand, including talk therapy and antidepressant medications, but what’s depressing in itself is that they don’t work for every patient.