Meditation Calms College Students
Reported February 25, 2009
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A first of its kind study shows how meditation
can help students deal with the stresses of college life. Researchers found
transcendental meditation decreased anxiety and increased alertness.
The study investigated the effects of a ten-week Transcendental Meditation (T.M.)
practice on 50 Washington, DC area college students. Researchers found at
the end of the ten weeks the meditating students had higher Brain
Integration Scale scores, less sleepiness and they were less jumpy and
“These statistically significant results among college students suggest that
the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique could be of
substantial value for anyone facing an intense and challenging
learning/working environment,” Fred Travis, lead study author and director
of the MUM brain research center was quoted as saying.
SOURCE: International Journal of Psychophysiology, February 2009