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Meditation Health Benefits: What the Practice Does to Your Body

Meditation Health Benefits: What the Practice Does to Your Body | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it

"We hear it all the time: Meditation can improve our creative thinking, our energy, stress levels and even our success...

 

Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders and cognitive function, among others. There's also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress hormone levels and even cellular health. But what does it actually do to the body?"

 

 


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Great visual showing the health benefits of Meditation. We all need ways of managing anxiety, stress (and list goes on) because of the often break-neck pace we are accustom to at work. This article serves as a great reminder.

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Eileen Cardillo's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:15 AM

Meditation is not a panacea, and may be contraindicated in certain populations or contexts. Nonetheless, its demonstrated benefits are diverse and significant. This article doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know, but I like its infographic.   

Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 12, 2013 10:51 PM

Meditation can effectively change our emotions and physiological functions. A true Mind and Body Connection. This connectedness gives feedback that is vital to regulatory function of balance. Our Health is a constant balancing act.

Amedoviç Ouchattou's comment, September 21, 2013 5:58 PM
mediation it's like a food for our souls,our cells need evry days the energy so also our souls need it ,and we should know how to mediate in a good way it's like a regime
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6 Steps To Healing Yourself : zenhabits

6 Steps to Healing Yourself...
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This confirms many of my beliefs around healing and stress reduction through the breath. When we can bring the body and mind to a state of relaxation, the body begins to heal itself. Great post on Zenhabits.net
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Why You Are Struggling in Meditation & 10 Steps to Turn it Around - About Meditation

Why You Are Struggling in Meditation & 10 Steps to Turn it Around - About Meditation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Are you struggling in meditation? This 10 step guide will help you identify some some of the roadblocks and give you tips to turn it around.
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Having trouble meditating? Here are 10 steps to help...

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Meditation and Mindfulness, a Journey to My Soul

Meditation and Mindfulness, a Journey to My Soul | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
I sit I close my eyes I relax I concentrate on my breath and calm my mind In and out In and out In and out Deeper and deeper I go, ever closer to my soul Thoughts enter my mind Problems at work, pr...
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This is a wonderful reminder for us to stop, and be still at some / multiple times of the day.
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9.-Stress-Management.jpg (2480×1754)

9.-Stress-Management.jpg (2480×1754) | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
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Managing your stress poster - 8 steps to help!

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14 Benefits of Mindfulness. {Infographic}

14 Benefits of Mindfulness. {Infographic} | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
After studying this infographic and perusing all the benefits of mindfulness (and how mindfulness actually works), I'm going to be more mindful about being mindful.
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See these 14 benefits of mindfulness in this infographic by Apage.

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Meditation for Anxiety: Free Guided Meditation - About Meditation

Meditation for Anxiety: Free Guided Meditation - About Meditation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
In this meditation for anxiety you will experience a state of deep relaxation, free from stress, and develop the inner tools to let go of anxiety.
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Feeling Stressed? Try this 10 minute relaxing guided meditation. 

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A Guide: Create Your Own Meditation Garden - About Meditation

A Guide: Create Your Own Meditation Garden - About Meditation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Enjoy peace and calm in your own meditation garden. Read this creative guide on how to turn your space into a meditative oasis, and let go of your worries.
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What a beautiful idea - creating a meditation garden! Nice resource and very inspiring post.

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Caspian Grey's curator insight, March 25, 2:01 PM

Think about what you love about being in the area in terms of relaxing and offloading your stress. Take those memories and feelings and translate them into practical ideas of how you would like to see a personal garden aimed totally at relaxation and peace. If any ideas occur, (for example, a blue and yellow theme would be attractive to you, or a wooden park bench), incorporate those things into your imagined garden. If you are going to share this garden with family or others, get their ideas and input too. And always remember that this is your garden; it’s your intent that counts when creating a meditation garden

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9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Nighttime routines are a key to many people's success. Here are nine things that high-achieving people do right before bed.
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These are some helpful tips! And by the way - they also reduce stress. What a bonus!

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Mass online meditation lets you zone out in cyberspace - The Conversation

Mass online meditation lets you zone out in cyberspace - The Conversation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Mass online meditation lets you zone out in cyberspace
The Conversation
For the past year I've been experimenting with meditating live online with people around the world.
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This is interesting and another way to find community - online! I have to check this out.

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How To Change Your Life In The Moment

How To Change Your Life In The Moment | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
What if every day of the rest of your life was just like yesterday? How would you feel if nothing ever changed? How you do one thing is how you do everything.
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Bring yourself to the present moment. Mindfulness made easy!

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Mindfulness Techniques: 5 Reasons You Should Try Mindful Exercise - About Meditation

Mindfulness Techniques: 5 Reasons You Should Try Mindful Exercise - About Meditation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Mindfulness techniques are becoming popular and one of the more potent combinations for achieving deeper mindfulness is exercise and meditation.
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Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
This book offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living.
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Short on Time? Try Mindfulness

Short on Time? Try Mindfulness | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation changes our experience of time.
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Health benefits of deep breathing and how to reap them

Health benefits of deep breathing and how to reap them | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Health benefits of deep breathing and how to reap them
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Deep breathing has many health benefits! Breathing exercises included in this post...

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Mind Matters (The Art of Practicing Mindfulness)

Mind Matters (The Art of Practicing Mindfulness) | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Tips for practicing mindfulness which may reduce stress by focusing attention on the present moment, rather than what may happen or what has already happened.
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Mindfulness, Meditation, & the Music of the Spheres

Mindfulness, Meditation, & the Music of the Spheres | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Among mindfulness techniques, this is one that you can practice instantly, anywhere, & anytime. I call it the soundscape meditation and anyone can do it.
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Yoga on the Go: 6 Poses Perfect for Travel

Yoga on the Go: 6 Poses Perfect for Travel | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things about Yoga is that it is a practice that you can literally do anytime, anywhere.
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Ever wondered if there were ways to take yoga with you when you travel? Here are 6 poses "perfect for travel."

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101 Stress Management Techniques and Stress Relievers - Talk Mental Health

101 Stress Management Techniques and Stress Relievers - Talk Mental Health | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Just about everyone will experience stress at some point in their lives. Here are 101 stress management techniques to help you deal with the stress of everyday life.
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101 tips and techniques to help you manage your stress. There is something here for everyone. 

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Ministers look to mindfulness training to better the education system - Counselling Directory

Ministers look to mindfulness training to better the education system - Counselling Directory | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
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Connecting mindfulness and education - brilliant idea! “Teaching mindfulness to young people gives them crucial tools to deal with the pressures of life. It’s empowering, and once they know how to do it, they can draw on it whenever they need to.” 

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Breathing Exercises for Running - Turbulence Training

Breathing Exercises for Running - Turbulence Training | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Turbulence Training is a much better way to burn fat
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Learning how to breathe - helps you run better! Deep breath exercises listed here.

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Calm Music: New Age Meditation Music, Relaxation Instrumental, Spa Music, Dream Music ☯074

Instrumental Music for Relaxation, Meditation, Study and Concentration, Spa and Massage, Healing Music Therapy. This Collection of Long Music Playlist is Per...
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Looking for some music to help calm your heart and mind? Youtube has you covered! 

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Take a Deep Breath: It Could Make You Healthier

Take a Deep Breath: It Could Make You Healthier | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
You cannot exist on a diet of air and light. But changing the way you breathe could have a positive impact on your health.
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I believe that deep breaths can help us heal. This article shares more insight on deep breaths.

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How To Find Limitless Confidence Through Meditation

How To Find Limitless Confidence Through Meditation | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Meditation builds confidence through the art of letting everything go. Here are 3 key insights to help you build limitless confidence through meditation.
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Building confidence using meditation! 

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The Top 10 Habits of Grateful People…Even In Tough Times

The Top 10 Habits of Grateful People…Even In Tough Times | Wellness and Mindfulness | Scoop.it
You can choose an "Attitude Of Gratitude" with these 10 tips courtesy of Judy Belmont.
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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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