In this high-tech age of modern medicine, could it be possible to treat the leading cause of death in the U.S. through the power of meditation? According to a first-of-its-kind randomized study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, a widely practiced, stress-reducing meditation technique can significantly reduce the severity of congestive heart failure. The study appears in the Winter 2007 issue of Ethnicity & Disease.
Utilizing meditation to reduce stress has shown promise in alleviating some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California ...
Transcendental meditation may decrease blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance among patients with coronary heart disease, according to a report in the June 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine (2006;166:1218-1224) ...
In a case study published in The Journal of Alternative Medicine>/em> (2005; 11 , 275-84), a significant relationship was found between mind-body therapies and a patient's recovery from a skin condition known as dermatomyositis...
Walking can be more than just moving physically from one location to another. It can be a metaphor for your larger life journey. Things you’re walking toward are goals, aspirations, and dreams of a better future. Things you’re walking away from are fear, discomfort or negativity that is holding you back. Spend a few moments identifying things you would like to walk into and things you’d like to walk away from.
When leading client sessions, do you find that you have difficulty maintaining focus on the task at hand? Learn how to break the habit of mind wandering to become a more mindful—and fulfilled—personal trainer.newsletter_teaser: When leading client sessions, do you find that you have difficulty maintaining focus on the task at hand? Learn how to break the habit of mind wandering to become a more mindful—and fulfilled—personal trainer.
Thinking about taking up meditation, but haven’t actually tried it yet? New research suggesting meditation promotes a healthy aging brain may be the motivation you need. The study found that as long-term meditators grew older, they had less gray-matter atrophy in the brain compared with nonmeditators.
newsletter_teaser: Thinking about taking up meditation, but haven’t actually tried it yet? New research that suggests meditation can promote a healthy aging brain may be the motivation you need. The study found that as long-term meditators grew older, they had less gray-matter atrophy in the brain compared with nonmeditators.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you may want to begin a yoga or meditation practice. In addition to increasing the risk of depression and anxiety, chronic pain changes brain anatomy by reducing gray matter and adversely affecting white matter, according to the American Pain Society (APS). As reported in March Mind-Body-Spirit News, as many as 19% of adult Americans suffer from chronic pain.
At the APS 2015 annual
meeting in Palm Springs, California, M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, presented research showing that mind-body practices may be helpful to this population.
More research is emerging on meditation’s benefits for people with sleep disorders. In a randomized controlled study that included 54 adults with chronic insomnia, subjects who participated in 8 weeks of mindfulness-based therapy specifically for people with this condition showed significant improvements in their insomnia both 3 months and 6 months after the course had finished.