, the brilliant Harvard Medical School professor and leading mind body researcher, has been studying the science of meditation for decades. He published his ground-breaking book The Relaxation Response in 1976 where he documented the incredible positive benefits of inducing what he calls “The Relaxation Response.” This book basically brings that book up-to-date and goes into great detail on how meditation (and other mind body practices) can significantly boost our levels of health and well-being.
is part “why to” and part “how to” and is packed with all kinds of scientific research studies, specific tips and guided meditations/visualizations on how to deal with a range of specific challenges. I highly recommend it.
I’m not sure how many times I said, “Wow!” out loud as I read it but it was a lot. I’m blown away by what we know *scientifically* about the benefits of meditation and I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Big Ideas from this great book.
Let’s kick it off by getting to know a little more about the relaxation response.