If You Have Time to Breathe, You Have Time to Meditate By Agapi Stassinopoulos Author, Inspirational Speaker Nov 30, 2016 I was recently talking with a friend who is a very successful business woman, and the conversation led to meditation. She asked me if I meditated. “Yes,” I said, “I have been meditating for years,” “It sounds like a wonderful practice, but I simply don’t have the time to meditate. I run a business, I travel a lot, and I’m raising two little kids, and I also have to squeeze in my exercise so I can stay fit. So between my business life and my family life I simply don’t have.
The Healing Power of Mindfulness Barry Boyce convenes a distinguished panel to discuss the health benefits of mindfulness—what it does, how to do it, why it works. By Barry Boyce | February 28, 2011 When we think of mindfulness or meditation, the words conjure images of a quiet, private time of tranquility and peace. When we think of hospitals and doctors’ offices, we think of the anxiety, pain, and chaos we might experience there, and presume that mindfulness meditation doesn’t have a place in health care. Because they’ve seen the evidence that mindfulness is profoundly healing, we brought together three of the world’s leading specialists on the healing power of mindfulness and.
Develop your intuition through Meditation Intuition is that second sense, that unique way of knowing something before you’ve been told that can help you be a better friend, escape from difficult situations or understand complex information. A heightened sense of intuition is valuable and even life-changing, and meditation can help you develop and hone your intuition. Meditation not only helps you understand yourself better, but it also brings the spirit in tune with others and with the divine, allowing people who meditate regularly to experience flashes of higher knowledge and insight. The more you meditate, the more open you are to receiving this type of special, internal wisdom. Meditation helps.
The Inner Being of Meditation ByKip Mazuy “There is a certain attitude that develops over time for real meditation to happen. Most of us start meditating with a certain level of arrogance and egotism that we may be completely unaware of. We come from the perspective that we know things, we can accomplish things and ‘what is meditation going to do for me’ kind of attitude. We try and think our way into meditation. We treat meditation as though it is something we can control at our will. This is perfectly normal. Perfectly natural. But what happens over time is the sense of being this person that knows things, that.
Meditation Reduces Loneliness UCLA study also finds that mindfulness technique benefits immune system Many elderly people spend their last years alone. Spouses pass and children scatter. But being lonely is much more than a silent house and a lack of companionship. Over time, loneliness not only takes a toll on the psyche but can have a serious physical impact as well. Feeling lonely has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and even premature death. Developing effective treatments to reduce loneliness in older adults is essential, but previous treatment efforts have had limited success. What to do? Researchers at UCLA now report that a simple meditation program lasting.
Meditation for Anxiety and Depression? Johns Hopkins research suggests meditation may reduce symptoms of some forms of depression and anxiety. Release Date: January 6, 2014 Meditation daily may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new Johns Hopkins analysis of previously published research suggests. “A lot of people use meditation, but it’s not a practice considered part of mainstream medical therapy for anything,” says Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and leader of a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine. “But in our study, meditation appeared to provide as much relief.
Happiest man on earth is a Buddhist monk by Jaya According to scientists, he is the world’s happiest man. His level of mind control is astonishing and the upbeat impulses in his brain are off the scale. Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist Matthieu Ricard is the happiest man in the world according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin. The 66-year-old’s brain produces a level of gamma waves – those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory – never before reported in neuroscience. Ricard, French academic-turned-Buddhist monk, shares his secrets to make the world a happier place. The trick, he reckons, is to put some effort into it. In essence,.
Natural Ways to Increase Serotonin & Endorphins by Ashley Miller Endorphins and serotonin are important chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are manufactured in your brain and affect your mood, energy levels and overall well-being. Your body naturally produces serotonin out of a chemical known as tryptophan, contained in foods like cheese, eggs and milk. Endorphins are produced in response to pain, exercise and stress and are associated with the feeling known as “runner’s high.” You can support your body’s production of these chemicals in certain natural ways to promote increased feelings of wellness. Exercise Exercise is one of the most important and healthy ways you can increase your body’s production.
Meditation’s Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist By Traci Pedersen Meditation affects a person’s brain function long after the act of meditation is over, according to new research. “This is the first time meditation training has been shown to affect emotional processing in the brain outside of a meditative state,” said Gaelle Desbordes, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Boston University Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology. “Overall, these results are consistent with the overarching hypothesis that meditation may result in enduring, beneficial changes in brain function, especially in the area of emotional processing.” The researchers began.
Easy Ways to Develop Intuition with Meditation Ann Logsdon, EdS, Guest Writer Waking Times Sept 4, 2012 Developing intuition doesn’t require years of practice or complex meditative routines. These easy strategies tell how to improve intuition. According to most books on the topic, developing intuition requires daily meditation, probably involves a vegan diet, and works best in a remote setting like Tibet. But people with jobs, family obligations, and lawns to mow often have no time to develop intuition by perching cross-legged on a pillow in their living rooms and definitely cannot find silence if they have children in the house. Fortunately, it is possible to develop intuition in.