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Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditation techniques
International Journal of Cardiology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science, North-Holland Biomedical Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Pages: 101-107
Sources ID: 126580
Visibility: Public (group default)
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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)

Clinical Studies on Meditation