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2014-01-07 23:25:49

When a mother of six children can tell you how to achieve calmness in your life, you know she's offering something that commands attention. Maleny, Queensland (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Sunshine Coast Hinterland's, mother of six, Ninindi Johnstone, has created an online magazine app that can be accessed on iPhones and iPads, so that information and practices for well-being, such as guided meditation and self awareness activities, are now portable and can be carried in a pocket to be...

Study Suggests Meditation May Lead To Relief From Pain, Depression
2014-01-07 12:36:10

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that mindfulness meditation can improve anxiety and depression along with reducing pain. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, included 47 different trials involving 3,515 different people. Results showed that the meditation had small but positive effects on pain, anxiety and depression. “Anxiety, depression, and stress/distress are different components of...

2014-01-07 10:46:32

Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. Many people meditate to cope with stress and promote good health. To counsel patients, clinicians need to know more about meditation programs and how they might affect health outcomes, according to the study background. The review by researchers included 47...

2013-12-31 23:02:21

American culture rewards stressful behaviors, "hard workers" and a 24/7 mentality while empirical evidence shows that stress is a major factor in health problems. Upstart Portland company Sophus Health has addressed this issue by providing healthcare programs that use the radical approach of combining time-honored mindfulness and relaxation practices with state-of-the-art medical resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 A new company in Portland, OR is supporting a...

2013-12-16 23:24:36

The American-born Santikaro, prodigy of the 20th century’s most influential ascetic-philosopher monk Buddhadasa, was invited by The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s top inpatient rehab, to talk about how Buddhist principles can be incorporated into the 12 Step treatment model. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 The American-born Santikaro, prodigy of the 20th century’s most influential ascetic-philosopher monk Buddhadasa, was invited by The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s top inpatient rehab, to...

2013-12-08 23:00:04

Step-by-step guide from internationally-recognized teacher Ajayan Borys takes the mystery out of meditation. (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys's counter-intuitive teaching that one needn’t control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. And just as...

Mindfulness Meditation Found To Result In Gene Expression Changes
2013-12-08 06:55:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online While there have been multiple scientific studies providing evidence that meditation can have a positive influence on a person’s health, new research appearing in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggests there may be an actual biological trigger for these therapeutic effects. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with colleagues from France and Spain, report they have discovered the first evidence...

Meditation May Help Slow Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease
2013-11-19 06:28:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The biological changes and stress-level reduction caused by meditation could help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related neurodegenerative conditions, researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston claim in a recently-published pilot study. “We know that approximately 50 percent of people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment – the intermediate stage between the...

Implicit Learning Does Not Always Come From Mindful Individuals
2013-11-14 05:21:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People assume that being mindful would be helpful in preventing bad habits, but unfortunately, it also inhibits the formation of good ones. A new study from Georgetown University investigates the impact of implicit learning. At first glance, their discoveries seem counterintuitive. Many people assume that mindful individuals would score higher when testing the ability to recognize patterns among dots than distracted people....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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