Asian Meditation and Health

Yosuke Sakairi, Genji Sugamura and Masao Suzuki

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195342819
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Asian Meditation and Health


This chapter explores the theory and methods of achieving well-being, focusing on meditation as a behavioral-physical-psychological training system. It includes a discussion of the training system of zen, yoga training, types of meditation methods, simple techniques for meditation, systems for practicing meditation, conditioning in meditation, mindfulness in meditation, and the effects of the meditation method.

Keywords: Well-being; meditation; zen; yoga training; mindfulness

Article.  8313 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Health Psychology

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