Excellent video interview with lots of inspiring, practical, down to earth advice from meditation guru Sarah McLean. Meditate with a beginner's mind, that is Sarah's advice to aspiring meditators.
A recent study found that Transcendental Meditation (TM) helped college students decrease psychological distress and increase coping ability. For a group of students at high risk for developing hypertension
Meditation For Health: The scientific evidence to date suggests that mindfulness meditation—a mind-body practice which cultivates abilities to maintain focused and clear attention, and develop increased awareness of the present—may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as menopausal symptoms and the symptoms associated with cancer and treatment side effects.