Biofeedback has its beginnings in research conducted on yogis and Zen masters decades ago. Research shows the pervasive positive impact that meditative and mindfulness practices have on individuals. Mindfulness-based practices have been taken out of their broader contexts—extracted from deeper systems of yogic and Buddhist disciplines. Clinicians need to be aware of the unintended consequences of divorcing these practices from their original systems. Biofeedback, meditation, and mindfulness training share important techniques for effecting positive changes.

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