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.
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.
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.
Meditation makes you more creative April 19, 2012 Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published 19 April,2012 in Frontiers in Cognition. This study is a clear indication that the advantages of particular types of meditation extend much further than simply relaxation. The findings support the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we think and how we experience events. Two ingredients of creativity The study investigates the influences of different types of meditative techniques on the two main ingredients of creativity: divergent and convergent.
Practicing mindfulness: increasing focus and clarity Wednesday 20 January 2016 By Emma Agyemang There’s a lot of hype around mindfulness meditation these days. Once the preserve of Buddhist monks – the ancient eastern meditation practice has grown in popularity in the West as a result of modern secular programmes which aim to bring the benefits to a wider audience. Many of the advocates of mindfulness can increasingly be found in the office, as firms seek to improve their employees resilience to stress in high-pressured environments. The growing popularity of mindfulness has been fuelled by several scientific studies which have shown regular practice can reduce stress, anxiety and depression, among other.
Thoughts, Neurotransmitters, Body-Mind Connection Our thoughts influence our bodies directly, and vice versa. The body mind connection is a concept fundamental to many belief systems. What it postulates is that the body and mind mutually influence one another in a bi-directional fashion. In other words, biological processes affect thoughts and feelings, and these, in turn, affect body states. This intricate relationship was well-demonstrated in a classic, creative study by Dutton and Aron (1974). The study took place at two sites, the first being a high, suspended bridge, and the second being a low bridge. After males, who just happened to be crossing either of these bridges on testing days reached.
How to Meditate Your Way to Anti-Aging – The case of Benjamin Button who became younger throughout the years always seemed like such a fascinating idea. A man who’s skin experiences reverse aging? The general populations fascination with maintaining a youthful appearance continues to skyrocket. Americans spend over $10 billion each year on invasive anti-aging procedures such as Botox, face lifts and breast augmentation surgery. But what if we told you that you could get anti-aging results without all these painful and risky treatments? Experts say that by meditating for 30 minutes in the morning + 30 minutes at night for 30 days straight, you could begin to see amazing benefits both inside and out..
Benefits of Meditation: Telomerase and Anti-Aging What is Telomerase? Put simply telomerase are the end segments of chromosomes, which form a ‘capped’ structure at the end. The telomerase protect the end of chromosomes from degeneration which is a consequence of replication. They do this by providing as a buffer zone for expendable DNA and by acting as substrates for telomerase to come in and extend the Telomerase by adding extra copies of repetitive DNA¹. It was in the year 1973, when Alexey Olovnikov predicted how telomerase worked. But it was in 1985 that the actual discovery was made by Carol Greider and Elizabeth Bluckburn. Together with Jack W. Szostak, they were.