Category «Benefits of Meditation»

Evidence Shows Transcendental Meditation Has Real Health Benefits

Evidence Shows Transcendental Meditation Has Real Health Benefits

Evidence Shows Transcendental Meditation Has Real Health BenefitsBy: Robert H. SchneiderPublished: huffingtonpost.com | 02/07/2014 3:06 pm EST Needless to say, I was surprised to see the recent headline in The Wall Street Journal: “Meditation Has Limited Benefits, Study Finds.” I’ve been researching the effects of meditation on health for 30 years and have found that …

Health Benefits Of Mind-Body Practice

Naomi Judd Opens Up To Katie Couric About Health Benefits Of Mind-Body PracticePublished: TheHuffingtonPost.comPosted: 01/29/2014 4:30 pm EST Updated: 01/30/2014 9:59 am EST In 1990, country star Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and told that she had only three years to live. Now, 24 years later, Judd says she feels better than ever …

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today

New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success! Emotional expertise for happiness and successby Emma M. Seppala, Ph.D.Published: Psychology Today | September 11, 2013 20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized …

Meditations Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist

By TRACI PEDERSEN Associate News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 23, 2013Published: Psych Central News 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 …

George Stephanopoulos: Why I Meditate

Since the day about two years ago that he truly committed to the practice, George Stephanopoulos, anchor of Good Morning America, hasn’t missed a day of meditation. UPDATE: The original article doesn’t appear to be online anymore, so I thought you might find the following articles just as informative: 10% Happier: George Stephanopoulos George Stephanopoulos …

Stress: It’s Sickening. Really.

In the high-pressure environs of Bethesda, the ‘plague’ of our generation is claiming plenty of victims By Stacy ColinoPublished: Bethesda Magazine – May-June 2013 In the 1990s, Jennifer Stein was a litigation associate at a large D.C. law firm, working long hours, traveling extensively and “experiencing tons of pressure to be at the top of …

Use Your Mind to Change Your Brain

How to overcome self-defeating thoughts and actions by Rebecca Gladding, M.D. This Is Your Brain on MeditationThe science explaining why you should meditate every day Published on May 22, 2013 by Rebecca Gladding, M.D. in Psychology Today I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, …

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

It’s a piece of advice yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us. Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep …

Can Meditation Make You More Compassionate?

By Rick Nauert Ph.D. Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on April 2, 2013Published: Psych Central News In a number of religious traditions, it is believed that meditation can improve compassion. Now, a study in the journal Psychological Science finds hard evidence to back that claim. Recent research has already suggested meditation can …

Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure

Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure A Scientific Statement From the American Heart AssociationPublished: American Heart Association 22 April 2013 Many antihypertensive medications and lifestyle changes are proven to reduce blood pressure. Over the past few decades, numerous additional modalities have been evaluated in regard to their potential blood pressure–lowering abilities. …

Transcendental Meditation Lessens Kids’ ADHD Symptoms

Transcendental Meditation Lessens Kids’ ADHD SymptomsBy Rick Nauert Ph.D. Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 27, 2011Published: Psych Central News A new study suggests practicing transcendental meditation (TM) improves brain function and reduces symptoms among students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers investigated the effects of the meditation practice …