Buddhist-Inspired Meditation Increases the Value of Calm | Emotion | Namaste Yoga | Scoop.it

Abstract: Most studies of meditation have focused on “actual affect” (how people actually feel). We predict that meditation may even more significantly alter “ideal affect” (how people ideally want to feel). As predicted, meditators ideally wanted to feel calm more and excited less than nonmeditators, but the groups did not differ in their actual experience of calm or excited states.. We discuss the implications of these findings for understanding how meditation alters affective life.

Via Eileen Cardillo