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Meditation Lowers Stress Hormone by A4M Posted Wed 10 Apr 2013 10:09pm Posted on April 9, 2013, 6 a.m. in Alternative Medicine Stress Meditation - image from Shutterstock The Shamatha Project at the University of Cali ... Read on »
Fascinating New Research on Meditation and Brain Health by DrEliaz Posted Tue 17 Apr 2012 4:32pm The Power of “Cortical Folding” aka “Gyrification” In terms of brain health, what exactly is “cortical folding” or “gyrification” and how does it increase your mental capacity? These questions may seem to address complex issues best left to neuroscience, except for one simple practice that directly relates to them: meditation. Researchers have ... Read on »
Undoing bewilderment and peacefully abiding by elizabeth Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 7:03am The process of undoing bewilderment is based on stabilizing and strengthening our mind. Shamatha meditation is how we do that. The word shamatha in Sanskrit (Tib.: shi-ne) means "peacefully abiding." Peacefully abiding describes the mind as it naturally is. The word “peace” tells the whole story. The human mind is by nature joyous, calm ... Read on »
Calm Focus: 6 Natural Stress Relievers that Won't Zap your Energy by DrEliaz Posted Fri 09 Sep 2011 6:13pm When it comes to stress relief, most of us need a little help. Whether you practice daily meditation, take brisk walks or engage in a friendly chat, there are many forms of relief that don’t require a pharmaceutical drug or a trip to a psychiatrist’s office. However, many anxiety-reducing treatments, both conventional and alternative, can make yo ... Read on »
Study Shows that Even a Small Amount of Meditation can Improve Cognitive Skills by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 16 Jul 2010 12:00am Your cognitive abilities include any mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; these skills include reasoning, perception, and intuition. Some people drink caffiene to stay mentally alert, other pop caffeine pills. Well a new study by a North Carolina Researcher shows that meditation for just 20 minutes a day ... Read on »
Telomerase activity boosted by meditation training by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:00am - Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, San Francisco ... Read on »
Blog Glob-New Meditation Research: Putting the 'Om' in 'Chromosome' by Stephanie Allen Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00am Excerpt: The Shambhala Mountain Center sits nestled among the remote lakes and pastures of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, where for four decades it has offered instruction and retreat to serious students of meditation and yoga. Starting in February 2007, it became a scientific laboratory as well. The center began hosting the Shamatha ... Read on »
Meditation May Slow Age-Related Brain Changes by A4M Posted Mon 08 Aug 2011 10:22pm Posted on 2011-08-04 06:00:00 in Alternative Medicine | Brain and Mental Performance | Lifestyle | Previously, researchers at the Un ... Read on »
Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health and physical health by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 10:47am Telomerase is an enzyme that can rebuild and lengthen telomeres. Other studies suggest that telomerase activity may be a link between psychological stress and physical health. The research team measured telomerase activity in participants in the Shamatha Project at the end of a three-month intensive meditation retreat. Telomerase activity ... Read on »
Yoga Journal Conference Recap by Elaine Facebook Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 12:07am Last time I presented my strong desire to make yoga as my career. Something happened between then and now such that I am now 110% confident that that is the correct path for me: The Yoga Journal Conference, San Francisco 2011. My oh my, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place with so many yogis and yoginis congregrated at one place! ... Read on »