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Past Studies

The Chopra Foundation has supported scientific research that studies the effects of mind-body practices on health and wellbeing. These practices include meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, diet, massage and use of adaptogenic herbal supplements, plant fiber and ingestible oils. Our past studies have looked at Ayurvedic lifestyle approaches taught at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and have documented health benefits within a few days.

Several studies were conducted at the 6-day Seduction of Spirit meditation retreat looking at various parameters of cardiovascular health, stress, and aging. To learn more about these fascinating studies, please select from the “past studies” menu to get a greater understanding of how and why these studies were conducted, and which variables were concentrated upon.

These studies are beginning to reveal the transformative health benefits of an immersion into mind-body practices.