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Integrating body, mind, and spirit: An essay reviewing the physiological, psychological, and spiritual benefits of meditation

Deborah L. Erickson

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Title/T铆tulo:

馃嚞馃嚙: Integrating body, mind, and spirit: An essay reviewing the physiological, psychological, and spiritual benefits of meditation

馃嚜馃嚫: Integrando el Cuerpo, la Mente y el Esp铆ritu: Una Revisi贸n sobre los Beneficios F铆sicos, Psicol贸gicos y Espirituales de la Meditaci贸n

Author/Autor: Deborah L. Erickson
Language/Idioma: Espa帽ol
Abstract/Resumen:

Abstract

Meditation is a term applied to a group of contemplative practices that train attention and awareness ostensibly to support psychological and spiritual well-being, usually with a focus on either breathing techniques or a chant/mantra that is repeated silently or aloud. Recently, meditation has been used in Western culture outside of religion and as part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices to promote calmness and physical relaxation, to cope with illness or disease, to improve psychological functioning and balance, and to improve overall wellness and health. This essay examines and reviews current research related to the physiological, psychological, and spiritual benefits of a meditation practice.

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Resumen

La meditaci贸n es un t茅rmino aplicado a un grupo de pr谩cticas contemplativas, que entrenan la atenci贸n y conciencia para incrementar psicol贸gica y espiritualmente el bienestar. Generalmente se hace mediante t茅cnicas de respiraci贸n o un canto/mantra que se repite en silencio o en voz alta. Recientemente, la meditaci贸n se ha utilizado en la cultura occidental al margen de la religi贸n, y como parte de las pr谩cticas de una medicina complementaria y alternativa (CAM) para promover la tranquilidad y la relajaci贸n f铆sica, as铆 como para hacer frente a la enfermedad y mejorar el funcionamiento psicol贸gico y la salud en general. Este ensayo examina y revisa las investigaciones actuales relacionadas con los beneficios fisiol贸gicos, psicol贸gicos y espirituales de la pr谩ctica de la meditaci贸n.

Keywords/Palabras Clave:

馃嚞馃嚙: meditation, relaxation, wellness, health, spiritual

馃嚜馃嚫: meditaci贸n, relajaci贸n, bienestar, salud, espiritual

Pages/P谩ginas: 147-159
Date of Publication/Fecha de Publicaci贸n: December 30th, 2016
Citation/Referencia:

Erickson, D.L. (2016). Integrating body, mind, and spirit: An essay reviewing the physiological, psychological, and spiritual benefits of meditation. Journal of Transpersonal Research, 8(2), 147-159