One group of scholars listened to a 15-minute LKM audiotape, one other listened to a 15-minute CM audiotape, and the management group solved a crossword puzzle. The members had been requested to guage their emotional states earlier than and after their given assignments.

In comparison with the puzzle group, each meditation teams confirmed a rise in happiness, a lower in unhappiness, and felt extra loving and caring towards others. Nonetheless, LKM was considerably simpler than CM at evoking constructive feelings. 

“The upper effectiveness of loving-kindness meditation could also be an indication that one of these meditation is extra appropriate to newcomers—those that have by no means tried meditation earlier than,” examine writer Ulyana Sirotina mentioned in a news release. “Compassion meditation is historically practiced after one has already mastered LKM.”