Can Meditation Affect Your Genes? By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor | December 10, 2013 03:32pm ET There’s a large and growing body of evidence that psychological stress — the kind experienced by war orphans, caretakers of people with dementia, and men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — can cause genetic damage. But if… Continue reading Can Meditation Affect Your Genes?
The Tipping Point for Mindfulness Posted: 06/21/2013 8:32 am Mindfulness practices like meditation have been in existence for thousands of years, but only now are they reaching the tipping point in the Western world. Today’s pace and stress are so great that people are searching for new practices to find resilience in the midst of… Continue reading Bill George: The Tipping Point for Mindfulness
By Gary Goldstein May 16, 2013, 6:00 p.m. There’s something healing about simply watching “Free the Mind,” Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo’s gentle, compassionate documentary spotlighting the use of such drug-free options as meditation and mindfulness to treat anxiety and trauma. Writer-director Ambo focuses on three main subjects: Will, an endearing 5-year-old with ADHD and a… Continue reading Review: ‘Free the Mind’ documentary finds hope in meditation – latimes.com
While interest in mindfulness meditation as a stress reliever has grown through the years, there’s been little evidence to support that it helps those suffering from chronic inflammation conditions in which psychological stress plays a major role. Until now. A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists suggests mindfulness meditation techniques may help people suffering… Continue reading UW study shows benefits of mindfulness meditation for inflammation
Meditation isn’t only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by focusing on the body and… Continue reading How meditation changes brain rhythms to sooth pain and depression