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Students using meditation to fight stress

Students using meditation to fight stress | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
GEELONG schools are turning to wellbeing programs and meditation to help students stay calm, happy and focused in the face of growing social media and academic pressures.
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#usingmeditationtocombatstress #howmeditatingstopsstress Students are now using meditation to combat stress.    They are seeing great results.   How meditating stops stress is simple.   It allows students to calm their minds, focus on their studies and fight stress.     

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Gathering resources about eduation and mindfulness... is there a class in there somewhere?

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Information and curations on Meditation including; practices, types, instructions, benefits, and how to practice meditation.
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How Corporate America Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Meditation

How Corporate America Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
What happens when a millennia-old spiritual practice is embraced by the profit-driven world of corporate America? In David Gelles' new book, Mindful Work, the New York Times reporter offers an inside look.

Roughly, "mindfulness" refers t...
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Good article and read for business professionals who wish to incorporate meditation into their working culture.  The many benefits of a calm and relaxed work force is well worth the time and effort to train.

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If These Superstars Have Time For Meditation, So Do You

If These Superstars Have Time For Meditation, So Do You | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
One of the most common challenges that meditators face is learning how to build their mindfulness practice into already busy days. It's not always as easy to make the time. Joining a meditation class or pledging to do a challenge (like Oprah's upcom...
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Do you have time for Meditation?  These mega famous people do and this article looks at their thoughts on meditation and how they find time to practice

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How Mindfulness Meditation Expands Awareness

How Mindfulness Meditation Expands Awareness | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual traditions.

While the stillness and connecting with one's inner self cultivated through mindfuln...
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Meditation as a basic exercise is spiritually based.  Secular authorities have utilized it as just physical.

With this in mind, this article understands the tool of meditation in helping increase spirituality in practically all religions.  Different types of meditation and the purpose of each differ from religion to religion and East to West, but the concept is the same in that it helps us become more in tune with ourself and God

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14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating

14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing.

The practice of meditation is said to have been around for thousands of years -- and yet, in the last few, especially in America, it seems that everyone kno...
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If you are new to meditating, then this article may help.  It lists 14 basic things the novice needs to know about meditation.  These tips can help you learn the basics and be able to move to the next steps without worry

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Meditation could keep your brain forever young

Meditation could keep your brain forever young | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Study observed a widespread effect of meditation that encompassed regions throughout the entire brain.
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Meditation has the possibility of maintaining brain grey matter longer.  It is a known fact this declines as one ages over time, but meditation seems to have an ability to keep the brain sharper and can potentially decrease this decline due to age.

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Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
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The benefits of meditation spiritually are well known but there are also health benefits.  A recent study has shown the physical benefits in restoration of brain gray matter.  This article discusses a Harvard MRI study with meditation and gray matter.

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5 Ways My Cats Improve My Meditation Practice

5 Ways My Cats Improve My Meditation Practice | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Cats are natural masters of focus, and each day they help me find and settle on my center.
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For cat owners who meditate, these suggestions make perfect sense.  The reality is whatever works for you in your daily meditation routine is best!

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Meditation and Our Relationship With Time

Meditation and Our Relationship With Time | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Slowing down and taking time for ourselves helps us feel more powerful and loved. Stillness is a rare experience but it is how we stay balanced and centered. If our internal energy is bouncing all over the place, mimicking the outside world we don'...
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A short article from the Huffington Post and how Meditation and how we perceive time is critical to our own mental health.  Too many times we rush and are in a hurry but with proper meditation we can see existence for what it is and not be caught up in everything according to a clock

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How to Meditate Standing Up

How to Meditate Standing Up | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Mastering the standing posture is the first step in being able to incorporate meditation into our daily lives. Like everything worthwhile in life, it requires practice, but once we get used to it, we can do it almost anywhere -- standing on line, at ...
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Did you know you can mediate standing up?  There are a variety of postures for meditation and they also include standing postures.  This article looks at how one can stand and mediate.  It covers various breathing and proper stance as well.

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Meditation: 8 Things You Need to Know

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Meditation, the mind and body practice that is gaining more and more popularity.
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An interesting article on how meditation can affect the health of your body and help you with various maladies.  Meditation is becoming more than just a spiritual tool these days but also a health tool

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How to Find a Job With Meditation and Mindfulness

How to Find a Job With Meditation and Mindfulness | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Meditation studios and conferences catering to Type A careerists are becoming a new networking hub.
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Meditation and mindfulness can open many windows the universe has in store for you.  A clear head is important in today's job market.  This article looks at meditation and mindfulness and how it played out for one individual.

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10 Recommended Books on Christian Meditation

10 Recommended Books on Christian Meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
A Facebook friend recently asked me, "Hey Carl, what are your ten top books on meditation?" So here's my answer. I hope this is a useful list. I've listed the books in the order in which I would recommend them....
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Mindfulness Meditation for Poker Players - PokerNews.com

Mindfulness Meditation for Poker Players - PokerNews.com | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
"Positive Poker" author Dr. Tricia Cardner explains how a new stress management technique called "mindfulness meditation" can help you focus at the tables.
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5 Tricks That Will Make Meditation Less Intimidating

5 Tricks That Will Make Meditation Less Intimidating | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
By Andy Puddicombe for YouBeauty.com

Do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by, as though you are always playing catch up? Does it feel as though your mind is like a monkey, constantly jumping from tree to tree, without ever stopping...
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Here is a short article that can help alleviate the intimidation of meditation to the beginner. 

Meditation is easy and accessible and should not be seen as something only few can be successful with.

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Busting the Big 3 Meditation Myths

Busting the Big 3 Meditation Myths | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Meditation doesn't have to be one more thing that stresses you out. By busting these myths and blocks you can create a simple practice that will add calm and focus to your life....
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Meditation is often thought as to complicated and this fear pushes people away.  The reality is their is no complexity and it can be easily done.  This article hopes to dispel the myths of meditation complexity and how easy it is for someone to do.

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Meditation for a Good Night's Sleep

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Mindfulness meditation helped older men and women get a good night’s sleep, a rigorous new study found.
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Meditation before bed could help you have a better nights sleep according to studies found in this article.  Those with chronic sleep issues can also find help with meditation and other various forms of contemplation

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The rise of meditation on college campuses | Deseret News National

The rise of meditation on college campuses | Deseret News National | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.
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With the many benefits of meditation, it is no wonder that college campuses offer it to their students.  According to this article, the rise of meditation has helped students overcome stress, increase grades and become better overall students.

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How Meditation Is Finally Hitting The Mainstream

How Meditation Is Finally Hitting The Mainstream | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
As more influential men expound on the mindful benefits of meditation, from Congressman Tim Ryan to media entrepreneur Russell Simmons, the practice may seem more accessible -- or even masculine -- to men around the country. ABC's Dan Harris joined H...
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Meditation is becoming more mainstream and everyday in people's lives. This article looks at the arrival of meditation on the mainstream stage.
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How Yoga and Meditation Made Me a Whole New Person

How Yoga and Meditation Made Me a Whole New Person | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Whatever may be your background or fitness level, yoga seems to have something to offer for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get out your yoga mat and meditate!...
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This blog from the Huffington Post lists how Yoga and Meditation improved this woman's life style and overall persona in four different ways.

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Yoga: A Treatment for Grief? - US News

Yoga: A Treatment for Grief? - US News | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The practice may help people heal from the inside and out when coping with loss.
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An interesting article about the benefits of Yoga and how it can possibly help some with grief.  The article notes that the practice can help people heal from the inside out when coping with a loss.

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De-stress around the holidays with these meditation techniques

De-stress around the holidays with these meditation techniques | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
When people tell me they don’t have time to meditate, I reply, “Do you have time to feel like crap?” We’re all busy, especially in December, but with these seven steps we can all make time to meditate. We all…
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This article gives a few short hints on how to destress during the holidays through a few meditation techniques and tips.  The holidays should not be a time of stress but happiness, so see if any of of these tips can help you.

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Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression

Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Pregnant women with histories of major depression are about 40 percent less likely to relapse into depression if they practice mindfulness techniques -- such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga -- along with cognitive therapy, according to a new study.
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This article discusses research that shows women who are pregnant are 40 percent less likely to experience depression after pregnancy who practice mindfulness techniques.

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The Staying in Bed Meditation

The Staying in Bed Meditation | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
When you surrender to sleep, you allow for a blissful state of mind where thoughts no longer control you, and you are free of the strains and stresses of daily life. Don't you want to treat yourself to that?...
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This article looks at how meditation can help one fall asleep. Many people have insomnia issues and cannot fall asleep, meditation can help.  This article reviews some important elements of utilizing meditation for a better night's rest

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Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
The science of mindfulness has shown that people can train their brains to perform better
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Can meditation help the brain perform at peak abilities?  This article looks at how meditation is a good tool to help people become clearer and better under pressure. 

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PTSD can be treated with transcendental meditation, suggests US colonel - Haaretz

PTSD can be treated with transcendental meditation, suggests US colonel - Haaretz | Meditation Practices | Scoop.it
Existing treatments for extended trauma are weak, says Brian Rees, family doctor and soldier: TM is a better way to restore a reasonable quality of life
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