Following major back surgery with a long period of recovery ahead of me, I decided to learn to meditate @ Experience Yoga. My post op pain was improved considerably through meditating and by learning how to relax more effectively. Even more beneficial was that mentally I felt not only calmer and more accepting of my limitations, but more positive and mindful in everyday tasks. I would recommend & encourage meditation practice to everyone but particularly to anyone recovering from any illness or surgery.
Improve your emotional state, your decision making and your problem solving.
Approach the mind gently, creating a most friendly internal environment.