Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their ...

Oct 5

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Experienced meditators have brains that are physically 7 years ...

If you want to keep your brain young, you could do a lot worse than taking up meditation. That's if you believe the results of a new study in NeuroImage that's found experienced meditators have brains that appear 7.5 years younger, on average, than ...

Apr 16

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Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

Sign Up for Newswise Wires Become a Member Media PressPass Previous Article Next Article Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. This is ...

Nov 13

Categories: Chronic Pain, Meditation, Pain management

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Americans who practice Yoga report better wellness, health behaviors

People who practiced yoga or took natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than to treat a specific health condition, according to analysis of data from the 2012 National ...

Nov 5

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Craving Mindfulness? Here Are 3 Ways to Start Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining one. However, there are several simple meditation methods that you can do to encourage a happy, ...

Jul 3

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Can a little loving kindness improve our mental health?

Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental wellbeing in young people?

May 28

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness

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Manage Stress with the Waterfall Technique

Stress is a powerful influence on how we feel, emotionally, mentally and physically. This powerful technique can be used anywhere to help you relieve stress and relax. All you need is two minutes and a quiet place where you can close your eyes.

May 19

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How Does Meditation Make You Smarter?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you don't need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. The practitioners vouch for it; and those who don't, do not dispute it either. Those in the Far East have known for centuries that meditating ...

May 4

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The Most Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help Fight Depression, Anxiety

Yoga is a therapeutic practice that's been known to relax the body and calm the mind. But you don't need to tie yourself up in a pretzel to experience the antidepressant benefits, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the top six relaxation ...

Apr 30

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Meditation

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Researchers Probing Potential Power of Meditation as Therapy

"We're coming to recognize that meditation changes people's brains," said Wells, an assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "And we're just beginning to gain understanding of what those changes mean and how they might ...

Apr 9

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7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being ...

Feb 11

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Meditation training may help reduce stress disorders among U.S. ...

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Naval Health Research Center have found that mindfulness training - a combination of meditation and body awareness exercises - can help U.S. Marine Corps personnel ...

May 24

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Your brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation

Mindfulness. Zen. Acem. Meditation drumming. Chakra. Buddhist and transcendental meditation. There are countless ways of meditating, but the purpose behind them all remains basically the same: more peace, less stress, better concentration, greater ...

May 19

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10 Ways to Destress

Did you know that all the stress you experience is self-created? That's because the stressful thoughts come from your own mind, and nobody else's. They're your thoughts. as such, you decide what effect they have on your mind state. Either you let ...

Apr 30

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Yoga's Powerful Influence on Mood

Yoga increases the brain's levels of GABA, a chemical that helps regulate nerve activity, research finds. The study, lead by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, compared yoga with a 'metabolically matched' walking condition. ...

Mar 26

Categories: Meditation, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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