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Yoga for Pregnant Women Reduces Depression, Increases Maternal Bond
2012-08-09 14:12:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Slow breathing. Long stretches. These are just a few of the characteristics of yoga. Researchers from the University of Michigan recently revealed that yoga helps pregnant women have less depressive moments and also increases feelings of maternal bonding. The study, featured in a recent issue of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, is particularly helpful for expectant mothers, many of whom suffer from depression....

Yoga Reduces Stress For Caregivers Of Those With Dementia
2012-07-25 10:19:02

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Inhale. Exhale. Stretch. Repeat. These are just a few steps of yoga, a therapeutic workout that has gained in popularity over the years. Researchers recently found that a particular type of yoga that allows participants to practice brief meditation on a daily basis will help decrease stress for people who take care of patients with Alzheimer´s and dementia. According to scientists from the University of California, Los...

2012-07-25 00:17:50

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems – such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's – and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Published in "Brain, Behavior...

2012-07-24 06:26:29

PITTSBURGH, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems -- such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's -- and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University's J. David Creswell offers the first evidence that...

2012-07-22 23:00:40

Yoga Community Acceptance Causes Major Increase in pROSHI Mind Machine Sales Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 MindMachines.com Announces pRoshi Mind Machine sales figures showing a fivefold increased due to blossoming acceptance within the yoga community. For the second fiscal quarter of 2012 Mindmachines.com launched a marketing campaign designed for the worldwide Yoga community. The campaign, entitled "Visual Meditation" because of the ability for the participant to visualize deep...

Double Positive Punch In Brain White Matter Prompted By Chinese Meditation
2012-06-12 06:46:04

Scientists studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) say they've confirmed and expanded their findings on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioral changes in subjects practicing the technique regularly for a month. In a paper appearing this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner report...

2012-06-11 18:36:05

An interdisciplinary research project carried out between Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and the Danish Cancer Society shows that mindfulness-based psychological therapy helps reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients. When being diagnosed with cancer, people will naturally worry about their future, their family and about dying. Actually, no less than 35-40% of cancer patients suffer from significant anxiety and depression symptoms. An interdisciplinary research...

Risk For Cardiovascular Disease In Teens May Decrease With Meditation Practice
2012-06-07 09:18:30

Regular meditation could decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in teens who are most at risk, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers. In a study of 62 black teens with high blood pressure, those who meditated twice a day for 15 minutes had lower left ventricular mass, an indicator of future cardiovascular disease, than a control group, said Dr. Vernon Barnes, a physiologist in the Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Health Sciences University...

2012-06-02 23:00:42

Scientific study suggest that pulsed dual independent binaural beats, when played at a very low volume, affects both humans and plant-life in a positive manner. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Observations in a small study sponsored by MindMachines.com suggest that pulsed dual independent binaural beats, when played at a very low volume, affects both humans and plant-life in a positive manner. Experiencing 515 LoopLogic audio stimulation resulted in focused relaxation for people while...

2012-05-08 23:03:18

A new report suggests that constant exposure to smart phones and computers can actually sap our creativity, but something as simple as a nature hike can renew our inspiration–a finding that wins the affirmation of nature enthusiasts like Sean Alisea. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 In this Digital Age, information is never far from our fingertips. Indeed, most of us are constantly inundated by the effects of smart phones, computers, and cellular devices. According to a new...