Article Source Times of India, 29 April 2011

posted under Newsflash   |  05 May 2011

A new research has shown that meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain.

“This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation,” said Fadel Zeidan, lead author of the study and post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“We found a big effect - about a 40 per cent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 per cent reduction in pain unpleasantness. Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce

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A Heritage to be proud of!

posted under Personal Journey   |  05 May 2011

Life in India would grind to a halt (or so it seems) without the following two questions being asked by almost every person you encounter during your journey:  Where do you come from? and where are you going?  Once these two questions have been satisfactorily answered the universe breathes a sign of relief and life as we know if can continue.

During my travels to India the conversation I dread the most goes something like this:-

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