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For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door. — Rabi Thakur
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The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased creativity and feelings of compassion. But how can something as simple as focusing on a single object produce such dramatic results? Here’s what the growing body of scientific evidence is telling us about meditation and how it can change the way our brains function.
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Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.
— Marianne Williamson

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Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind

Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
Neuroscience tells us that, to be more productive and creative, we need to give our brains a break. It's the quiet mind that produces the best insights.

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Build "purposeful" breaks into your day with these 3 quick and easy ways...

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:23 PM

Simple and basic tactics...we know the benefits.

Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:02 AM

3 quick and easy ways to create purposeful breaks during day

 

simondcollins's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:46 AM

Try to build a time that is just for you into your day.

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Just One Thing: Wake Up to the Good News

Just One Thing: Wake Up to the Good News | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
Our brains have evolved to see threats. What does it take to become aware of the good things in life?
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Sheila Shuster's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:17 PM

I think it takes practice to undo old habits. That's all...

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The benefits of meditation - from the MIT News Office

The benefits of meditation - from the MIT News Office | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it

MIT and Harvard neuroscientists explain why the practice of meditation helps tune out distractions and relieve pain. In a study published in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, researchers found that people trained to meditate over an eight-week period were better able to control a specific type of brain waves called alpha rhythms.

 

The subjects trained in meditation also reported that they felt less stress than the non-meditators. “Their objective condition might not have changed, but they’re not as reactive to their situation,” Kerr says. “They’re more able to handle stress.”


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Meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain, study shows

Meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain, study shows | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating.
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How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
Are you a Dr. Watson or a Sherlock Holmes?If we could choose between a Watsonian and Holmesian mind, I’m sure most of us would prefer Holmes. He’s brilliant and perceptive: the consummate problem-solver.
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How to practice mindfulness, memory storage and person perception with Holmesian devotion ... or at the very least read the new book by Maria Konnikova that says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver just like Sherlock!


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Les Howard's curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:21 PM

Really interesting article. I particularly liked the idea of a brain break.

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Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Disorder Symptoms --Doctors Lounge

Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Disorder Symptoms --Doctors Lounge | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may improve mood, emotional regulation, well-being, and functioning in individuals with bipolar disorder, according to a study published in the February issue of CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics.

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Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium

Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth - Helium | Mindfulness and Meditation | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, using contemplative Yoga therapy as a model, Jon Kabat-Zinn designed trial programs for volunteer patients with Obsessive Compul..., Youngbear Roth (Yoga contemplative practice and its effects on neuroplasticity - by Youngbear Roth...

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Science is proving what the ancient saints and sages have been saying for millenniums; that all forms are manifestations of our minds...

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