I originally posted this blog in 2002 and had all but forgotten about it. Then, the other day, I received an email from the other side of the
world... as in New Zealand... expressing appreciation for the article. That compelled me to reread the original and I found that I not only liked
it enough to dust it off for re=posting, but realized what I wrote is as true today as it was 16 years ago. That is just a little remarkable in this
day and age where last year's health recommendations can easily be this year's health warnings. Then again, yoga has stood the test of time... about
6000 years of it by some counts. So here is a reprint of the original, and to add breadth to it, I would like to refer readers to two great reviews of
the benefits of yoga by Jen Reviews (18 Amazing Benefits of Yoga,
According to Science), and John Linden (The Benefits of Yoga). Enjoy...
GS Renfrey - January 9, 2018
In one form or another, meditation has likely been practised throughout the span of human history. Though it is often shrouded in mystery and mistaken for an exotic religious practice, it is really just a means of inducing a focussed state of mind that is as natural to each of us as our breathing. By training the practitioner to remember and cultivate this "mindful" state, meditation can result in numerous benefits including: mental clarity, reduced stress reactivity, and peace of mind. ...
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