Category Archives: Meditation

5 meditation tips for people who cannot focus

Just a few minutes can shift your mindset for the whole day Meditation is more than just a stress buster. New research shows it can help boost creativity; another review found it could reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Meditation for Health

Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Many studies have been conducted to look at … Continue reading

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5 feng shui tips to make your home a haven of calm

You have papers strewn across your living room floor, the cupboards aren’t properly organized and you’re in dire need of redecoration — basically, you’re living a cluttered life. This is where feng shui comes in. An ancient art of balancing … Continue reading

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to … Continue reading

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Why Meditation and Yoga Are Recommended for Breast Cancer

Up to 80% of American patients with breast cancer will undergo complementary therapies to manage anxiety and stress after they receive a diagnosis. Though there’s no clear consensus on which integrative and alternative therapies work and which are ineffective, more … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Becoming Stress-Proof: Much of What You’re Now Doing is Wrong.

Eric Barker Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work. The APA’s national survey on stress found that the most commonly used strategies were also rated as highly ineffective by the same people who reported using … Continue reading

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PTSD symptoms can be reduced with yogic breathing

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq … Continue reading

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Migraines may be eased by meditation

Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sept. 11, 2014 – Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Stress is a well-known trigger for headaches and research supports … Continue reading

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How to breathe

By Leo Babauta Your day is getting hectic, and you’re tired, or anxious, or distracted, or full of doubt. You’re a bit lost, feeling without direction. Take a breath. Turn the spotlight of your attention from all the worries of … Continue reading

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Vajrayana Meditation Techniques Associated with Tibetan Buddhism Can Enhance Brain Performance

Newswise — Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of … Continue reading

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Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about

WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) — Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from … Continue reading

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Practice does not make perfect. Meditation does.

Researchers say that however hard some people try, they won’t excel at their chosen job, sport or hobby. This is because the key to perfection lies in the mind. They have shown that people who rise to the top have … Continue reading

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Aerobics for the brain

(Reuters) - Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how mindfulness meditation can enliven a workout routine and invigorate a sports performance. They say … Continue reading

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