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Meditation Benefits Have Neural Roots
2013-02-14 04:43:33

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research shows that training in mindfulness meditation techniques can decrease chronic pain and improve depression. A paper recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience by scientists at Brown University may shed light on the physiological reason why. The study proposes that training in mindfulness meditation enhances control over how the brain processes and filters sensations and memories. Training in...

Meditation May Relieve Arthritis, Asthma And Other Chronic Disease
2013-01-17 13:54:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Meditation may carry with it the connotations of otherworldly mysticism, high-minded elitism, or a discipline of the slightly aloof, but studies have also shown that it can convey real-world benefits for personal health. According to a new study in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, so-called “mindfulness” meditation techniques can provide relief for those with chronic inflammatory conditions–such as...

2012-10-04 13:32:27

A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person´s ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a study published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. This boost in empathic accuracy was detected through both behavioral testing of the study participants and through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their brain activity. “It´s an intriguing result, suggesting that a behavioral intervention could enhance a key...

2012-09-30 23:02:43

From October 3rd to November 30th 2012, there will be an extraordinary series of workshops, classes, and lectures broadcasted live via telephone and computer around the world. Thousands of people from more than twenty-two countries will tune into a series of one hour classes taught by more than twenty internationally best selling authors, speakers, and master teachers of life. This series is hosted by Nathan Crane and The Panacea Community, and is free to all attendees. (PRWEB) September...

Loneliness Decreases In Adults Who Use Meditation
2012-08-15 12:59:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Loneliness cannot only be damaging for the psyche, but also has physical impacts. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a meditation program, completed in a little less than eight weeks, helped decrease loneliness among adults. The UCLA study also finds that mindfulness can also help boost the immune system. The findings, featured in a recent online edition of the journal Brain, Behavior...

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....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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