Meditation In The News

Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. In a study that will appear in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts […]

For the first time, scientists have found clear biological evidence that meditation and support groups can affect us on a cellular level. We’re often told that being happy, meditating and mindfulness can benefit our health. We all have that one friend of a friend who says they cured their terminal illness by quitting their job […]

As more influential men expound on the mindful benefits of meditation, from Congressman Tim Ryan to media entrepreneur Russell Simmons, the practice may seem more accessible — or even masculine — to men around the country. ABC’s Dan Harris joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how this trend among public figures could help […]

Alexandra Duron December 31, 2014 With more and more people touting its life-changing benefits (we’re looking at you, Anderson Cooper!), it’s safe to say that meditation has gone mainstream. But unlike questionable cleanses, this practice can do your body, mind, and entire existence a whole lot of good. Given all the buzz, it’s tempting to […]

A mindfulness meditation training program can trigger measurable changes in brain areas associated with awareness, empathy and sense of self within eight weeks, a new study has found. Mindfulness meditation focuses on nonjudgmental awareness of one’s feelings, sensations and state of mind, which often results in greater peacefulness and relaxation, the researchers explained. They used […]

You know the basics to climbing the career ladder: Take initiative, work late, and don’t complain. But scientists have stumbled upon another powerful way to get ahead at the office: Meditation. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science, people make more decisive and rational business decisions after just a 15-minute meditation […]

(CNN) — It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. In the distance, white villas of wealthy Los Angeles residents dot the Hollywood hills. […]

New research from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief mindfulness meditation practice — 25 minutes for three consecutive days — alleviates psychological stress. Published in the journal “Psychoneuroendocrinology,” the study investigates how mindfulness meditation affects people’s ability to be resilient under stress. “More and more people report using meditation practices for […]

By Ephrat Livni, ABC News Many moons ago, a wandering Nepalese prince sat under a tree, vowing not to rise until he attained enlightenment. After a long night of deep meditation, Siddhartha Gautama, better known as the Buddha, saw the light and declared that suffering is subjective, and can be reduced through self-awareness. Today, 2500 […]

The ancient practice of meditation has many forms, and new science surrounding it shows that it may even be beneficial for many components of health. Read on to find out more about how meditation used for relaxation, stress reduction, and a focused mind has actually had proven scientific benefits. 1. The brain is found to […]

Most of us know that meditation can help us quiet our minds, but did you know that meditation can actually change the way your brain is wired? Dan Harris from ABC News offers a surprising look at how meditation helps to sculpt your brain in this recent story: Among other things, meditation helps to […]

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