"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part E
Effect of vipassana meditation on selected psycho-physiological blood pressure of womenAuthor(s):
Sangeeta Hullur and Dr. Sakpal HoovanaAbstract:
Within the past few decades, there has been a surge of interest in the investigation of mindfulness as a psychological construct and as a form of clinical intervention. This article reviews the empirical literature on the effects of mindfulness on psychological health. We begin with a discussion of the construct of mindfulness, differences between Buddhist and Western psychological conceptualizations of mindfulness, and how mindfulness has been integrated into Western medicine and psychology, before reviewing three areas of empirical research: cross-sectional, correlational research on the associations between mindfulness and various indicators of psychological health; intervention research on the effects of mindfulness-oriented interventions on psychological health; and laboratory-based, experimental research on the immediate effects of mindfulness inductions on emotional and behavioral functioning. We conclude that mindfulness brings about various positive psychological effects, including increased subjective well-being, reduced psychological symptoms and emotional reactivity, and improved behavioral regulation. The review ends with a discussion on mechanisms of change of indfulness interventions and suggested directions for future researchs.Pages: 252-254 | 834 Views 21 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sangeeta Hullur, Dr. Sakpal Hoovana. Effect of vipassana meditation on selected psycho-physiological blood pressure of women. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):252-254.