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Sway Review: Meditation Through Movement

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It’s 11:30 p.m., and I’m waltzing, rather awkwardly, around my room. If you were to walk in, you’d see me performing the slowest of slow dances, my iPhone clutched in ...

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

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In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. Now a first-of-its kind ...

​I Tried Luxury Meditation Classes and Here's What Happened

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While everyone is flocking to boutique fitness joints to grow their muscles, tone their bodies, and reshape their trouble areas, the same thing is possible for your mind through meditation.

Is lunchtime meditation the latest wellness craze?

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Although the practice of meditation dates to ancient times, sleek, boutique for-profit mindfulness centers — outfitted with Instagram-worthy interiors, complimentary tea stations and soothing Spotify playlists — have spread like ...

UW students, staff encourage practice of mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety

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Mindfulness is an up-and-coming health and wellness technique focused on reducing stress and anxiety. But what exactly does it mean to be mindful, and does it actually work? Bob McGrath,

Meditation Apps Are Becoming a Source of Zen in an Overstressed World

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As stress levels rise and attention spans shrink, consumers are increasingly using technology to tap into Zen. Approximately 18 million Americans practice meditation, according to the U.S. Department of Health ...

Recovering from surgery or stress? Yoga can help

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Restorative yoga can be a safe way to move while recovering from surgery or stress It encourages the use of props, like pillows and blankets, to facilitate relaxation Dana Santas ...

New study to investigate how mindfulness training can improve wellbeing

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Health Series: Announcements Study hopes to test the theory that mindfulness meditation alleviates mental health symptoms by changing the way our brains process bodily information • by George Wigmore (Senior ...

Meaningful mindfulness: How it could help you

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The Dalai Lama remains mindful by meditating at least five hours a day But you don't have to meditate a lot to be mindful and see positive health results (CNN)The ...

How to improve your mind through meditation, according to neuroscience

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So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, happier and even improves your ...

Long-term stress might make you fat, study says

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A study found the highest levels of cortisol in obese individuals under high stress Cortisol is released when the body is stressed; it also regulates metabolism (CNN)Could constant stress be ...

Research Shows Mindfulness can Decrease Anxiety

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Authors of a new study published in Psychiatry Research discuss the impact of a Mindfulness-Based intervention on stress-related biomarkers in individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The authors led by ...

What a Month of Meditation Did for My Skin—and My Entire Life, Honestly

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When I see a zit or two or more like, ten on my face, there's usually something at play. I'm either about to get my period. Or I'm feeling crazy ...

This strange-looking device sticks to your neck to help you de-stress and sleep better

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For those who have a hard time tuning it all out and de-stressing, there's a new gadget that can help. Thync, which specializes in neurostimulation wearable devices, is launching the ...

Not your ‘weird aunt’s meditation’: Science-based test measures mindfulness

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Two probes on my fingers measured my microsweat, temperature, and heart rate. An electrode on the top of my head recorded brain electrical activity. A band around my stomach and ...

Inside Inscape, Manhattan’s new luxury meditation studio

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I’m sitting inside the womb, eyes closed, as an overly pleasant voice slowly guides me towards what should be some level of serenity. This is meditation class at Inscape, a ...

Queen Creek students practicing mindfulness, meditation

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QUEEN CREEK - Students at Gateway Polytechnic Academy in the Queen Creek School District are practicing mindfulness and meditation in a new club."We take three deep breaths and on the ...

How mindfulness can ease the transition from holiday to classroom

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Updated February 03, 2017 11:05:30 Have you ever read a book and realised you have no idea what you've just read? This is a classic case of not being in ...

Anxiety, Depression Improved by Mindfulness Meditation

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This article originally appeared on Neurology Advisor. Share this content: Email Print Mindfulness meditation was associated with improvements in anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts. Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements ...

Mindfulness, meditation both improve quality of life

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So, people are encouraging you to meditate. After all, the science is clear. Meditators concentrate better, experience enhanced well-being, avoid hurry sickness and emotional hijacking, suffer less anxiety, sleep well ...

Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals: Open-Monitoring Meditation

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Meditation provides investors with many benefits. Below are meditation tips from the newly released Meditation Guide for Investment Professionals, the full version of which is available online for CFA Institute ...

VR headset attachment promises to manage stress and sleep

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Some VR experiences could be relaxing on their own, but there's a VR accessory that was designed to make sure you get some well-deserved R&R. That accessory, which attaches to ...

Americans Just Broke a New Record for Stress and Anxiety!

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Every year since 2007, the American Psychological Association has published an annual survey of Stress in America. In January 2017, for the first time in its 10 year history, the ...

VMI Now Offers Mindfulness Courses for ‘Modern Warriorship’

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BY: The Virginia Military Institute, which caused controversy for offering coloring books to cadets for stress, now has mindfulness meditation courses the school calls "Modern Warriorship." Agreeing with the argument ...

How meditation helps military cadets be more effective warriors

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Deep in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, a prestigious military college in southern Virginia steeped in more than a century of tradition has embraced meditation courses as a way ...

Police chief says meditation should be key piece of officer development

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At a time when there is an uneasy, sometimes even volatile, divide between some communities and the police officers who are sworn to protect them, one police chief is encouraging ...

When Meditation Doesn't Work, Try Journaling to Stay Sane

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I’m always searching for ways to counteract my type-A, future-focused tendencies that make me a tangled ball of stress. Try meditation, they say. I’ve tried sitting still, focusing on nothing ...

Mindfulness meditation: Can this practice help mitigate aid worker stress?

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The well-being of aid workers has become a hot topic of discussion in recent years, but it seems much of the talk has yet to translate into meaningful actions. During ...

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

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In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. Now a first-of-its kind ...

Mindfulness: Magical mental health cure, or hippy nonsense?

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Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for many conditions including various mental illnesses, chronic pain and stress. Research has also shown it to ...

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

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Science News from research organizations Date: Source: University of Colorado at Boulder Summary: New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria ...

For-profit meditation centers are the new yoga studios

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Can money buy happiness? It's an age-old question that researchers recently have become eager to answer. A 2016 study by Case Western Reserve University found that making more money reduced ...

Six tactics to help your students deal with stress

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Educators like me will not be surprised at the results of a survey conducted by the Association of School and College Leaders, in which 55% of schools reported an increase ...

Is mindfulness all it's cracked up to be?

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Dr Marianna Szabó is a clinical psychologist at the University of Sydney who specialises in anxiety and depression, with a particular interest in worry – she wrote her PhD on ...

Mindfulness class charts paths through stress

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As the class took a collective deep breath, Jeeta Sahota encouraged students at Eastside Catholic School to focus on each inhale and exhale. Sahota was guiding the students through a ...

Hip-hop and zen: Rap stars are embracing meditation to reduce stress, find inner peace

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In the fast-paced, swag-filled world of hip-hop, slowing down the mind can seem as improbable as Tupac's return from the grave. To continue reading this story, you will need to ...
 

 

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