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Mind Body Healing: Meditation Beats Medication for Depression by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 09 Dec 2008 9:15pm As we approach the long dark winter months we also enter that time of year that favors depression. Thankfully there are treatments for depression ranging from herbal supplements like St.John's Wort and psychotherapy to medications like Prozac. For those with depression stemming from problems with serotonin secretion in their nervous systems me ... Read on »
Mind-Body Healing--Meditation and Blood Pressure by Dr. Bruce F. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:14pm Recent research from Current Hypertension Reports supports the practice of Transcendental meditation (TM) for lowering blood pressure. Researchers examined a number of high quality studies and compared TM with other stress management techniques like biofeedback and stress management. It turns out that the practice of TM produced a statis ... Read on »
Meditation - Healing for the Mind and Body by David L. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:21am East Meets West Meditation of one style or another can be found in most of the major religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. Eastern religions tend to concentrate on Meditation as a means of developing spiritual enlightenment and as a pathway to experiencing ultimate reality, whereas in the West it's primarily used as t ... Read on »
Moving Meditation: Pilates and Other Great Mind-Body Exercise Methods by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Feb 2010 9:31am 1 Comment I read an article the other day and it said, “Pilates isn’t a mind-body exercise in the meditative way that Yoga,  Tai Chi, or Qi Gong are, but it does use your mind to influence and improve your body.” Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.It seems evident to me that this ... Read on »
Meditation: Why I Meditate. How I Meditate. Plus Meditation Tips by Kristen S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Jul 2014 12:00pm Every New Year’s eve my husband and I sit down and write out our lists of goals and intentions for the coming year. I usually divide up the ideas by life segments such as career, family, relationships, leisure, finance, travel, etc. For 2014, I did something different. I did something I’d never done before. I decided that 2014 was the year ... Read on »
Which kind of mindfulness meditation to choose? Comparing sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 05 May 2014 11:55am Let’s say you want to be more mindful—that is, cultivate intentional, non-judgmental attention to each moment. Meditation is the core of mindfulness, but there are many different forms of meditation. Which one is best for you? That’s the question tackled in a new study  published  in the journal Mindfulness. Over the span of three weeks, t ... Read on »
How to Meditate? 10 easy steps to a Meditative Experience by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 3:33pm How to Meditate is a key question I receive all the time from many that I interact with and tell them about my Modern Meditations. I thought I would get back to the basics in this article and let you know the fundamentals needed to enter the meditative state easily and quickly. First, what is “The Meditative State?” Being within a Meditative ... Read on »
Eating Meditation – Weekly Meditation by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 3:48pm At a conference I attended at the Rotman School of Business called “Social Innovation to Impact Change” one keynote speaker hit home with the statement that, Taking perspective on our own lives, it is safe to say that we all feel this way at one point or another, but what is a powerful by-product of this speed of modern life ... Read on »
New Yoga Meditation Practices by Padma Meditation by My Yoga Online Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 4:03am My Yoga Online is happy to announce the latest addition of 7 new yoga meditation classes by Padma Meditation.  Enjoy exploring your mental practice and receiving the benefits of more focus, deeper calm, and greater mind/body awareness.  Padma engages your mental practice with 7 inspiring themes: Balance, Concentration, C ... Read on »
How does present day meditation that's taught differ from ancient meditation taught in India? by Donna T. Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 4:13am How does present day meditation that's taught differ from ancient meditation taught thousands of years ago in India? by Swami Nikhilanand, disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, and sanyasi pracharak of his mission, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Alt ... Read on »