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Benefits of Meditation

Ringing in the New Year in Silence, Simplicity and Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of celebrating and partying with the usual aches and discomfort the next day, why not be in the perfect stillness and let the peace and quiet bring its special presence into our lives?

The Brilliance of Meditation

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Even though meditation is something that's in my wheelhouse, I've already begun to feel profound changes. The most immediate change is that I've started meditating twice a day -- something I've wanted to try for a while but have never gotten around to doing.

Reminder: You Do Have The Time To Meditate (WATCH)

Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you want to start a meditation practice, but don't think you have the time? Watch 'Mind Man' Andy Puddicombe's inspiring video above to help ge...

Meditation and War Trauma

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Bobrow

Meditation is mobilizing attentiveness on purpose. What we pay attention to grows, like watering a newly-planted tree. As we use this capacity for awareness it grows stronger, a kind of meditative muscle.

Better Sex.. A Return To Sanity.. Stress Relief: The Many Benefits Of This Practice

Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living

The benefits of meditation are virtually endless. On the list? Lower blood pressure, improved memory and an increased sense of empathy. Those who c...

Meditation Tips: Feel Happier And More At Ease

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Meditation can make coping with daily stressors easier and give you the often much-needed power to "let go" of troubling thoughts or emotions. It's easy to get started if you're willing to try it for just a few minutes a day!

A Minute Of Motivation: Why Meditation Is Magical (VIDEO)

Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Meditation is powerful. Watch as David Lynch discusses how the practice transforms, especially in schools. For more on meditation, click here. ...

Praying The Rosary Is As Good As Yoga For Your Heart's Health

Roxana Shaw | Posted 11.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Roxana Shaw

Ends up my Abuela and her group of rosary praying ladies were way ahead of us smart researchers, developing compassion and taking care of their health by calming themselves and creating an enhanced feeling of well-being at the same time.

Meditation: The Secret to Fighting Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm

Erica Diamond | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Diamond

When you first start meditating, it will feel weird. Yes. Your mind will tell you it's a waste of time. Why sit there and think about nothing? You will get annoyed. May I say, stick with it anyhow. It gets better.

The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On Seniors' Health: Study

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

A new study has found that older people who take part in an eight-week program of meditation were able to reduce feelings of loneliness and boost thei...

Meditation Is Boring (But...)

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I sit down to meditate a crazy cacophony of ideas vie for attention, each one more urgent than the last. These ideas are like demons that need to be released into the air or they will undermine my ability to function.

Meditation Tips: Playing Your Part In The Drama Of Life

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Have you ever wondered what this life is all about? What are we really doing with our lives? What are we supposed to be doing? What is our role?

Meditation Tips: Seeing Innocence In All

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Practice seeing everyone as a 1-year-old. The innocence and purity that will emerge in you will brighten your day and give you a new perspective on how you view even those who do you wrong.

The Science Behind Meditation: The Biological Benefits

Pacific Standard | Michael Haederle | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living

IN THE SPRING OF 1985 THINGS STARTED TO GO WRONG. A jittery teenager held a pistol to my wife's head and robbed us a few blocks from our home in H...

Medication Or Meditation

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What we believe colors our every thought, word and action. The idea that it is our work, family or lifestyle that is causing us stress, and that if we were to change these then we would be fine, is seeing the situation from the wrong perspective.

Study Shows New Benefit Of Meditation For Black Teens

Posted 01.07.2013 | Black Voices

In the wake of controversial new research on adolescents and obesity, a group of researchers from Georgia Health Sciences University is shifting the f...

Anticipatory Dread: Stop Putting Things Off!

Susan Piver | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

So the next time you face certain anxiety, check your mind. Has it raced ahead to the future or buried itself in the past? Please try to let go and return your mind to what you are experiencing right now.

How to Meditate Your Way From Panic to Peace

Priscilla Warner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

I learned how to meditate and process disturbing memories and emotions. I healed in ways I never could have imagined. I'm a monk in a minivan now, driving through the suburbs of New York with a peacefulness and clarity I could never have imagined I could access.

What Is Mindfulness Meditation?

Ira Israel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Although meditation was devised thousands of years ago for spiritual reasons, today we can employ the tool of mindfulness meditation for its psychological benefits.

Why You Should Try Meditation

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Meditation can change your life and your very sense of who you are. There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and on all parts of the globe.

Meditation: The Pearl In The Oyster

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is both an experience of being who we really are, as well as the practice that invites us to be in this state. No one practice is more effective or important than another.

Meditation For Non-Meditators

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Through meditation you come to realize that who you are is no longer sourced in your mind or body or even your ego-personality, but in something else, something deeper that exists "prior" to all of these different aspects of yourself.

Western Buddhism: The 50 Year Lessons

Lewis Richmond | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

It's been about 50 years since the bulk of the Asian meditation masters arrived here. Many of us have spent our whole adult lives trying to practice and absorb what they taught us. S

What Meditation Did For Me: A War Vet's Story

Leila Levinson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I would like to present WWII veteran Jerry Yellin's story, which much more eloquently than I could describes how transcendental meditation provided the relief from his trauma and the recovery of his spirit.

What Does Meditation Mean To You?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation changes us. From being self-centered, we become other-centered, concerned about the welfare of all equally, rather than being focused on just ourselves.