Scientists today perform a significant amount of formal research on various meditation techniques. Because the word 'meditation' is used loosely in society to describe many different activities, scientists have to be careful about how they use the term in context of research.
Dr. Fred Travis of Maharishi University of Management has been promoting a unified set of terms to categorize the many meditation techniques which exist today. In fact, he argues that all forms of meditation can be narrowed down to three types. These types are defined based on the techniques used, and these techniques correlate clearly to very specific, and distinguishable neurological responses.
To summarize, Dr. Travis encourages all researchers to utilize these three terms to describe the kind of... Continue Reading