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Why do it & how it works - The Dalai Lama calls it a science. Whitley wrote The Path to show you how to do it (he used to meditate with the Visitors). In this week's subscriber section, Whitley meditates on two new crop circles and discovers that they are predicting something about the SUN. He even has a specific TIME and DATE when solar changes will happen!

Chinese researchers have unlocked the mechanism of an emerging mind-body technique that produces measurable changes in attention and stress reduction in just five days of practice.

Integrative body-mind training (IBMT) was adapted from traditional Chinese medicine in the 1990s in China, where it is practiced by thousands of people. It is now being tested and taught in the US. In 2007, researcher Yi-Yuan Tang and psychologist Michael Posner found that doing IBMT prior to a mental math test led to low levels of the stress hormone cortisol among Chinese students. The experimental group also showed lower levels of anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue than students in a relaxation control group.

Tang wanted to know, "Why after five days did it work so fast?" His new findings show that IBMT alters blood flow and electrical activity in the brain, breathing quality and even skin conductance, allowing for "a state of ah, much like in the morning opening your eyes, looking outside the grass and sunshine, you feel relaxed, calm and refresh without any stress, this is the meditation state.

"Life is full of stress, and people need to learn methods to handle stress and improve their performance," Tang says. "There is physical training but we wanted to see about mental training. This method appears to have benefit for the modern society where the pace is fast."

One of the things we're going to do at our Dreamland Festival this weekend is have a group meditation with Whitley on Sunday morning and no, it's NOT too late to get tickets!

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