A new study finds that elicitation of the relaxation response -- a physiologic state of deep rest induced by practices such as meditation, deep breathing and prayer -- produces immediate changes in the expression of genes involved in immune...
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Scientific studies on meditation have shown that this practice yields many physiological, mental or emotional benefits. One of the more exciting discoveries is in the area of cell biology, particularly with regards to the effect of meditation on cellular aging.
Mindfulness is entering the lives of many new young people as it’s added to school curriculums around the world. This victory is even more relevant as studies show that mindfulness helps reduce teen depression.
Jerome Stone addresses one of the most common aversions to meditation -- that often we feel like failures when our minds are behaving like runaway monkeys, and we believe there should be no thought. This is a misunderstanding, as much of meditation is learning about our minds, no matter what they are doing. Excellent article!
Quantum physicist and educator John Hagelin PhD, presents research findings on the effects of meditation on the brain and intelligence, and advocates for meditation as a method of promoting a host of positive benefits, from relaxation to increased creativity.
The Right Type of Meditation for You The Hillsdale Daily News “We all have this expectation of meditation—that it's yogic, you put your hands in special positions and say 'Om'—and that's scary for some people,” says davidji, lead educator for...
James Dierke, principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, CA, talks about the meditation program he implemented to try and improve student learning and behavior in his school.
When Dierke first arrived at the school it had the highest absentee rate, the highest suspension rate, the highest teacher turnover rate, the lowest academic achievement rate. The neighborhood had the second highest crime rate in San Francisco and about 85% of the kids were from homes of poverty.
Watch video to learn what happened after the school implemented the meditation program:
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