Meditation for a Good Night’s Sleep By Anahad O’Connor February 23, 2015 3:06 pm February 23, 2015 3:06 pm Do you have chronic sleep problems? You may be able to significantly improve your ability to get a restful night of sleep by practicing a popular form of meditation, a rigorous new study shows. The findings may be particularly relevant to Americans older than 55, about half of whom have some form of sleep trouble. The research, a clinical trial published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, recruited about 50 older adults with moderate sleep problems and assigned them to follow one of two programs. In one group, the adults.
Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. By Mayo Clinic Staff If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office or even in the middle of a difficult business.
A study found that people who meditated took less sick days than those who did not. (Photo from Thinkstock) Can Meditation help keep you from getting sick? This study says yes… By GREG WELLS – Health Advisor If you’re at all like me, you dread getting sick. I’m just not very good at lying around for days feeling as if I’ve been run over by a truck. So I am working on other ways to avoid getting sick or, if I do, to get better as fast as I can. In my hunt through the research on influenza, I came across a very interesting finding. In a paper published.
An article by: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by David Kiefer, MD on June 29, 2016 Meditation is a simple technique that, if practiced for as few as 10 minutes each day, can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health, and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation. Although meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, the meditative technique called the “relaxation response” was pioneered in the U.S. by Harvard doctor Herbert Benson in the 1970s. The technique has gained acceptance by physicians and therapists worldwide as a means of relieving symptoms of conditions ranging from cancer to AIDS. When our bodies are exposed to a sudden stress or threat, we respond with a characteristic.
Marlene Scotchmer invited me to speak on her Blogtalk Radio show Making a Difference with Marlene. We discussed the Benefits of Meditation and Gratitude among other topics. It is about 29 minutes long. Marlene’s Introduction Meditation Plus with Deb Smith 06/26/15 by Making a Difference with Marlene | Motivation Podcasts Deb Smith is an inspiring and delightful Meditation Coach. Once you experience Deb’s beautiful way of coaching it will give you the drive and permission to GO FOR IT! She has the tools, insight, and the loving energy your spirit will welcome. She will also do a sample meditation for us that you won’t want to miss. She is.
Does Meditation Work? Yes, and there is new research that shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success! I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized I had no control over my external environment. But the one place I did have a say over was my mind, through meditation. When I started meditating, I did not realize it would also make me healthier, happier, and more successful. Having witnessed the benefits, I devoted my PhD research at Stanford to studying the impact of meditation. I saw people from diverse backgrounds from college students to combat veterans.
* Increase happiness * Lower oxygen consumption * Improve sports performance * Rise above petty issues * Increase circulation and slow heart rate * Help with ADD and ADHD * Pain relief * Decrease cortisol levels * Increase creativity * Reach your ideal weight * Help with infertility * Increase your ability to learn * Allow you to sleep less (or more) * Reduce the need for medical care * Improve your memory * Reduce your blood pressure * Boost endorphins * Help with problem solving * Reduce chronic diseases * Lower cholesterol * Reduce eating disorders * Aid digestion * Breathe easier * Improve listening skills * Slow aging.
Myths About Meditation Having an empty mind—no, in fact, when you start meditating, you’ll find its quite the opposite Sitting in lotus position—no, you can sit on the couch (just don’t lie down, you’ll fall asleep) Sitting for an hour a day—no, small doses work just fine, (see here and – here) Chanting in a language I don’t understand—no, not unless you want to Buddhist, Hindu or religious—no, not unless you make it so Weird—what’s so weird about sitting and breathing? Besides, US congressmen, NFL football leagues and the US Marine Corps are doing it, how weird can it be? Wearing robes—what? “I can’t meditate” because I can’t clear my mind—no.
Meditation Gives You Persepective & Keeps You Real It gives you perspective By observing your mind, you realize you don’t have to be slave to it. You realize it throws tantrums, gets grumpy, jealous, happy and sad but that it doesn’t have to run you. Meditation is quite simply mental hygiene: clear out the junk, tune your talents, and get in touch with yourself. Think about it, you shower every day and clean your body, but have you ever showered your mind? As a consequence, you’ll feel more clear and see thing with greater perspective. “The quality of our life depends on the quality of our mind,” writes Sri Sri.