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ERIC Number: EJ926001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Collection Development: Relaxation & Meditation, September 1, 2010
Lettus, Dodi
Library Journal, v135 n14 p30-32 Sep 2010
One of the first books to document the relationship between stress and physical and emotional health was "The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson, M.D., with Miriam Z. Klipper. Originally published in 1975, the book grew out of Benson's observations as a cardiologist and his research as a fellow at Harvard Medical School. Benson's study of practitioners of Transcendental Meditation documented a drop in heart rate, metabolic rate, and breathing rate--what Benson termed "the relaxation response." His book gave simple instructions for integrating meditation techniques into daily life, with or without a religious focus. The book became a "New York Times" best seller, went on to sell over four million copies, and was translated into 13 languages. This article gives a representative selection of current titles and respected authors and highlights a few publishers specializing in meditation and relaxation resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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