The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation
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Self Healing Benefits of Meditation

Self Healing Benefits of Meditation | The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation | Scoop.it

Meditation does not mean sitting in a perfect state of peace while having no thoughts. Big misconception! Instead, meditation is about establishing a different relationship with your thoughts, just for a little while.

 

Instead, meditation is about establishing a different relationship with your thoughts, just for a little while. Instead of attention being drawn off by whatever thought happens to present itself, in meditation, you watch your thoughts from a different, more stabilized perspective. You're training yourself to place your attention where and when you want. This is very powerful. It gives you the ability to direct your thoughts (and mood) in more productive and peaceful directions.

 

(This is an excellent article by New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver.)

 

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The benefits of meditation - from the MIT News Office

The benefits of meditation - from the MIT News Office | The Promise of Mindfulness 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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