Meditation and Mindfulness Plus Training
text © copyright 2010 L. Edwards
Research studies on meditation now number in the thousands and they document health
benefits ranging from reduced stress, lower cholesterol levels, decreased anxiety,
elimination of headaches and reduction of mild to moderate depression, to improved sleep,
enhanced performance, better focus, stronger immune responses and much more. The list
of benefits for meditation goes on and on. And those are just some of the researched
health benefits from current studies.
The practices of meditation have been pursued for thousands of years and the longitudinal
studies that this vast literature on meditation represents document the extraordinary states
of consciousness and transcendent experiences that humans are capable of. These
results have been replicated countless times by individuals across history and across
Though there are numerous meditation methods from many spiritual traditions, scientific
evidence points to certain dynamics underlying them. Dr. Edwards trains people in the
foundational practices and dynamics that are most effective for developing a home based
meditation routine. Over time with home practice the great benefits of meditation accrue
and transform the mind, body and everyday experience of life. Meditation empowers the
individual to access the innate abilities of their mind and consciousness for transformation
on many levels.
The type of transformation you are interested in creating in your life may be health related
or aimed at enhanced performance in your field; it may be to develop greater focus and
calm or to pursue goals for personal achievement or growth; or it might be to explore what
your mind is truly capable of and expanding your vision of what is possible. All these are
reasons, as well as many others, that people have for learning meditation and continuing to
practice on their own. The inner resources that meditation empowers you to access are
literally beyond the mind's imagination. Yet there they are, within you, waiting for you to
discover them and make use of them. One of my greatest meditation teachers used to say
meditation is good for everyone, it makes doctors better doctors, lawyers better lawyers,
plumbers better plumbers, electricians better electricians and on and on. Having taught
meditation to thousands of individuals from all types of backgrounds, levels of education,
ages, and state of health, I've seen the extraordinary power of meditation and the impact it
can have on everyone's life.
Mindfulness Plus meditation combines the benefits of mindfulness meditation training with
the power and focus that the ancient use of mantra meditation provides. Having trained in
numerous meditative traditions and practices, and western neuroscience, Dr. Edwards is
uniquely qualified to teach individuals the practices that will work best for them and to help
them sustain an engaged meditation practice.
For more information about group meditation programs visit The Anam Cara Foundation,
the non-profit organization founded by Dr. Edwards for teaching meditative practices.
Transform Your Mind, Transform Your Life