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Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation: Push-Ups for the Brain

Many mind-body movement and wellness professionals have discovered the power of meditation and are introducing it to clients. One experience that particularly stands out in my teaching career occurred when I was leading a walking meditation.

The Neuroscience of Positive Qualities

What is happening in the minds of people who have developed a greater capacity for forgiveness and compassion? Can a quality like love-—whether it’s shown toward a family member or a friend-—be neurologically measured in the brain?

Meditation and Post-Traumatic Stress

Miami and Ohio State university researchers are using an ancient technique to address a modern problem. With a $98,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Deborah Akers, Miami visiting assistant professor of anthropology

Transcendental Meditation Helps Hypertension

People with high blood pressure may find relief from Transcendental Meditation, according to a definitive new meta-analysis of 107 published studies on stress reduction programs and high blood pressure

Mantra Repetition Increases Well-Being

Teaching your clients how to begin a mantra practice may offer them a simple tool to relieve stress and anxiety and to improve quality of life. Certain meditation techniques use repetition of a word or phrase, known as a mantra (or mantram), to aid in quieting the mind and restoring calm. Mantra repetition requires no special equipment and can be used anywhere; the practice is done silently, does not disrupt others and costs nothing.

Transcendental Meditation Helps Congestive Heart Failure

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.

Still the Mind, Calm the Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 …

Meditation and Imagery Influence Immune System

In a case study published in The Journal of Alternative Medicine>/em> (2005; 11 [2], 275-84), a significant relationship was found between mind-body therapies and a patient's recovery from a skin condition known as dermatomyositis…

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