"Although there is increasing debate among proponents about the “best” form of meditation, current research does not support large differences in their health benefits. Instead, it appears that the regularity of meditation practice is more important than the type of meditation practiced and that meditation preferences are mostly subjective rather than reflecting substantive differences in quality. The reason that different forms of meditation produce similar health benefits is that they produce parallel physical and emotional changes whose shared impact on health exceeds any effect of their outward differences in meditation techniques."
According to study done by Dr. Rutledge, the three main benefits which emerge from any type of meditation are:
- Meditation improves breathing quality
- Meditation improves nervous system function
- Meditation improves emotional regulation.