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Meditation Health

Simple Form Of Meditation Affects The Genes, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

It's no secret that mindfulness meditation -- a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment -- can ease emotional stress. And ev...

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

There Is More to Stress Than We Think

Dirk Stroda | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dirk Stroda

Stress is making daily headlines in almost all international newspapers, online magazines, lectures, new age publications, TV and other media. It's ei...

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust...

Silencing the Myth of Meditation: You Don't Have to Sit Still to Be Present

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

The brain and the mind are two separate parts, as are the spirit and the soul. In order for them to work synergistically, they must be studied separately, understood individually and then, connected together.

7 Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

In meditation, we go from seeing our essentially selfish and ego-bound nature to recognizing that we are an integral part of a far greater whole, and as the heart opens we can bring compassion to our fallibility and humanness.

Start Here: Meditation For Beginners

Kripalu | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.

‘Meditation Will Change Your Life’

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Morgenstern

Meditation will change your life -- drastically, and there's a very good chance it is the answer you are looking for. In the short term, it provides more focused attention, ability to deal with emotions, and fulfilling relationships.

4 Ways Meditation Can Reduce Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Right when you feel a stress response, bring your awareness to your breathing. You can meditate everywhere and anywhere; meditation is not just for sitting down on a cushion.

Please Meditate: Are You Neglecting Beauty? (WATCH)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

If you consider your attention like a kind of currency -- you only have so much, and what you choose to spend it on is what you will receive -- then you will begin to see that you have a choice. You have the power to guide your experience of life by choosing what you decide to focus on.

A Simple Happiness Meditation You Can Practice Anywhere (PLUS: 4 Places To Do It, And How)

Robert Piper | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

One of the greatest tools for happiness and a positive state of mind is meditation -- there's a reason why it's been used for thousands of years by Eastern cultures.

We Are All Meditators (Or at Least We Should Be)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today is a special day. Almost 30 years ago to the day, I formally learned to meditate in Cambridge, Mass. My life has never been the same. And so today in many ways is a celebration of my discovery of meditation.

Transcendental Meditation: An Innovative Way to Help Reduce Medicare and Medicaid Expenses

Robert E. Herron, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert E. Herron, Ph.D.

If the transcendental meditation program was provided to consistent high-cost people, then it would be possible to leverage great reductions in health care expenditures and thus help save Medicare and Medicaid without the government's cutting benefits, raising taxes, or borrowing money.

Why Doing Nothing Is The Key To Happiness

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In order to pay attention we need to be quiet, to be practiced at stillness, to know the habits of our mind and be skilled at dancing with them, not to be controlled or dominated by them.

Meditation Tips: Does Meditation Have to Be Serious?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Some people think that their thoughts and feelings are the result of something outside of them. They blame others or a situation for "making them" feel a certain way, as if the thought came from outside and got in their head. We know this isn't true.

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.

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.

WATCH: Increasing Real, Pure Love

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we increase real, pure love, we increase self worth, balance, power, and truth inside the self. When I am in that state, a natural sense of worth and authenticity returns and a deep memory that "I am love" and "I am free" emerges.

WATCH: The Karma Effect

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When I turn inside and begin to become self-realized, I begin to understand that my happiness is really within and that I truly create my fortune by giving!

GPS To A Quiet Mind: 6 Meditative Steps To Freedom

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is simple and transformative, yet it is highly misunderstood. Some people think it is about controlling our mind or stopping our thinking, while others see it as both weird and wacky or boring and meaningless.

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.

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.

Forgive the 1%

Bryan Alvarez | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Bryan Alvarez

Offering compassion becomes more and more of a challenge the closer you get to that most destructive 1% (or .00001%) kind of behavior, but then it is even more important.

How Meditation Could Ease Psychiatric Disorders

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Research has shown that mediation has a multitude of health benefits, from stress relief, to lowering blood pressure, to helping people with cancer. A...

Why Mindfulness Meditation Makes Us Healthier

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Previous research on mindfulness meditation has shown that it aids in lowering blood pressure, improves immune system and brain function and minimizes...