• Higher level of energy
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Enhanced immunity
  • Reduces heart risk
  • Helps in chronic ciseases


  • Improves attention
  • Positive attitude
  • Cultivates willpower
  • Improves concentration and memory
  • Reduces anxiety


  • Leads to deep states of inner peace
  • Greater intuition
  • Attain higher states of awareness
  • Increases compassion
  • Brings harmony in creation

Meditation and the Brain

Dr. Peter Van Houten, M.D. is the founder and medical director of a medical clinic in Nevada City, CA. He is also an Ananda minister and resident of Ananda Village. When he’s not working at the clinic, he gives talks and writes articles about the science of meditation and spirituality.

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By Science Supported Benefits of Meditation

Articles by Dr. Peter Van Houten

Meditation and Emotions: Their Impact on Your Brain and Health

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Meditation Slows Aging:
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