The second nidana of D.O. is commonly translated as 'volitional factors' or 'choices'
The above is wrong. "Volition" is 1st mentioned at nama-rupa.
There are three kinds of choices. Choices by way of body, speech, and mind. These are called choices.
The Pali is kaya, vaci & citta sankhara, which are defined in MN 44 ...
kapalbhati and hatha yoga have nothing to do with buddhism so ask the same question here https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/ or on reddit
People who talk about vibrations are people who do ''insight practice'' and they say their unpleasant vibrations disappear once they stop their ''insight practice'', so stop practicing whatever you have been doing.
Yoga does have both physiological and psychological benefits, when practised lightly and not as an ascetic practice, however, it is not tied to the Buddhist goal of Nirvana. The Buddha also practice certain forms of it and gave up as it was not linked to the goal of Nirvana which The Buddha was searching. At certain extremities, this is counterproductive, ...
Using beads for samadhi sounds weird. Anapanasati is being sensitive to cittasankara and kayasankara before killing them, no beads will ever to this for you.
Generally speaking people cling to their wrong idea that some external objects will clean their citta for them, like some sound, like Om, or some things they see, or even a splash of water will wash ...
When practicing vipassana, you simply just witness whatever sensations that are happening moment to moment. If a mental reaction arises as you focus on the belly, like a thought, an opinion or a feeling then simply note it and go back to the belly. If you can't feel anything then note whatever reality is in your attention at that moment and if it seems like ...
If you are still interested, you can check this:
It's a comment with about 15 benefits of meditation with links to scientific articles that state them as far as I understand.