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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

HARVARD GAZETTE : Meditation changes body temperatures

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Meditation changes temperatures:
Mind controls body in extreme experiments
By William J. Cromie
Gazette Staff

"In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators' shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering."


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