10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind

Meditation may make us feel calmer while we’re doing it, but do these benefits spill over into everyday life? Desborders et al. (2012) scanned the brains of people taking part in an 8-week meditation program, before and after the course. While ...

Nov 21

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12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish the Body, Brian and Mind

An easy, low cost, nat­ural prac­tice can help us boost our brain power, be health­ier and more spir­i­tu­ally attuned as we age, and improve our qual­ity of life and hap­pi­ness. It could also reduce some of the stag­ger­ing health care ...

Oct 28

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Mindfulness And Loss: The Past Is Just the Past

Imagine this scenario. You've purchased tickets for an outdoor music festival, featuring several of your favorite bands. The tickets are pricey -- $400 -- but it will be an experience to remember. Then, on the morning of the festival, a major storm ...

Sep 3

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Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the ...

Aug 29

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Meditation may help reduce smoking, study says

Meditating just a modest amount may help curb cigarette smoking, even in smokers who don’t intend to quit, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. After a few hours of meditation, smokers ...

Aug 12

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A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

University of Illinois graduate student Neha Gothe and her colleagues found that 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants’ reaction time and accuracy in tests of cognitive function. Gothe is now a professor of kinesiology at Wayne ...

Jun 7

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Brain Can Be Trained in Compassion, Study Shows

Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion — the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior. A new study by researchers at the Center for ...

May 24

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Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering. The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and working memories, but ...

May 8

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Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on ...

Apr 2

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Mindfulness Improves Reading Ability, Working Memory, and Task-Focus

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again - and breathe, and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve one's ...

Mar 27

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Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related ...

Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness programme report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms. The ...

Mar 16

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Better Living through Mindfulness

A new study from the University of Utah shows that individuals who describe themselves as being more mindful have more stable emotions and perceive themselves to have better control over their mood and behavior throughout the day. Higher mindful ...

Mar 8

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Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation

People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a ...

Jan 17

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All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Jan 14

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Guided Meditation


Professor Mark Williams offers a brief guided meditation.

Dec 19

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