Meditation Research

Stress

Focus

Relationships

A review of the literature finds improvement in relationships to be the strongest effect of meditation.

Sedlmeier, P., Loße, C., & Quasten, L. C. (2018). Psychological effects of meditation for healthy practitioners: An update. Mindfulness, 9(2), 371–387.

Recovery from Stress

Physical Health

Meditation significantly reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Ospina et al, (n.d.) Meditation Practices for Health: State of the Research. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 155, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 540 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850.

Work Performance

Meditation practice may positively influence job performance, including job satisfaction, subjective job performance, and work engagement.

Shiba K, Nishimoto M, Sugimoto M, & Ishikawa Y (2015) The association between meditation practice and job performance: A Cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE 10(12): e0145140.