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Advanced Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice raises body temperature – Part 2

The first part of this post talked about a study that confirmed centuries old reports that through the advanced Vajrayana meditation practice Tummo the core body temperature can be raised significantly. When the forceful breathing practice was combined with the related meditation exercise (as would be the case during this type of meditation), the yogis increased their core temperature by several degrees into the slightly feverish range. As mentioned in… Read More »

Advanced Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice raises body temperature

Studying ten meditators of Tibetan Buddhism, a recent international research project provides solid evidence for centuries-old reports that through the advanced meditation practice Tummo, often referred to as “Inner Heat” or “Psychic Heat”, the core body temperature can be raised significantly. The Tummo (also “g-Tummo”) meditation practice is an advanced form of meditation that has been transmitted in the Vajrayana (or Diamond Way) traditions of Tibetan Buddhism for the last… Read More »

Meditation improves telomerase activity

Meditation improves telomerase activity: a healthier life – but not for all! Three months in a meditation retreat may have significant influence on a core marker of our health and biological age, a study found. Some readers will be aware of the Shamatha project, where individuals with prior meditation experience took part in a 3-month intensive meditation retreat and were subjected to a range of different tests and analyses. Researchers… Read More »