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Mindfulness Therapy Shows Promise As PTSD Treatment
2013-04-17 15:53:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars return to their lives away from the battlefield, many are having difficulty coping with the additional strain brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study in the journal“¯Depression and Anxiety points to promising results for veterans suffering from PTSD. Researchers found that veterans who engaged in mindfulness exercises, such as meditation, stretching, and...

Meditation Can Help College Freshman Perform Better
2013-04-10 09:04:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Too many allow the pressures and stresses of life to consume them, leaving them to feel adrift in a current they cannot control. It would appear this sentiment is no truer for anyone than it is for the college freshman. And there is little doubt as to why. For many this is the first time they have struck out on their own. The overwhelming feeling of sink or swim often results in the former. Could there be a better way? According to...

2013-04-04 23:02:12

Ivy Child partners with Worcester Fitness to offer “First Fridays — Yoga & Mindfulness Program for Kids” beginning Friday, April 5, 2013 and continuing on the first Friday of each month. Worcester Fitness, a premier health club voted Worcester´s Best 16 times in a row by Worcester Magazine and regarded for having one of the most well-trained professional fitness teams in the health club industry, is enhancing its offerings to prioritize the importance of emotional...

Stress Hormones Lowered Through Mindfulness Meditation
2013-03-29 05:37:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by researchers with the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis suggests that focusing on the present rather than allowing the mind to drift may help lower levels of stress hormones. Focusing your mind and mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness that can be improved by meditation training. "This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and...

2013-03-14 23:01:41

SouthPark Hypnosis, leading provider of hypnosis for adults and children in Charlotte, N.C., is hosting a one-hour group meditation and guided imagery session in cooperation with Guru Ranjit Deora from Charlotte Meditation, the most trusted provider of meditation courses in the greater Charlotte area. The first group session will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 SouthPark Hypnosis and Charlotte Meditation are offering a group meditation...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.