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.
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.
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.
8 Destructive Thinking Patterns and How to Change Them by Steven Aitchison It can be extremely difficult to focus on the good when, seemingly, bad things are happening in your life. However you can train your mind to focus on the good things in your life rather than dwelling on the bad. No it’s not one of those positive thinking articles that you’ve read all over the web and are sick and tired of. This is about changing the way you think, changing your thinking patterns. Do you use any of these thinking patterns in your day to day life? 8 destructive patterns of thinking ‘Never to me’ Thinking pattern This.
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.