Category: Meditation Benefits

  • Prisoners And Guards Meditating Together

    Prisoners And Guards Meditating Together

    Member of the UK Parlament Chris Ruane said ‘mindfulness’ should be introduced into prisons to help inmates become better citizens, The Telegraph reports. In his article, Bill Gardner explains: Prisoners and their guards should meditate together to reduce violence and improve behaviour, an MP has suggested. Mindfulness is said to change the way people think […]

  • Study Reveals Surprising Meditation Finds

    Study Reveals Surprising Meditation Finds

    It turns out meditation can result in parts of our brain becoming thicker, and help us become less depressed and more emotionally attuned. Mic reports in a fresh article: “It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our […]

  • Meditation Can Increase Compassion

    Meditation Can Increase Compassion

    New study reveals that practicing compassion meditation can make us more caring towards others. Mindful magazine shares how: Scientific evidence shows that we can train the brain to feel more compassion—for others and for ourselves. In a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (directed by Dr. Richard J. Davidson, […]

  • Mindful Commute Relieves Stress

    Mindful Commute Relieves Stress

    Want less stress in your life? Why not start the day with a mindful commute… A story by Katherine Shaver of The Washington Post looks at how commuters are practicing mindfulness to reduce stress and better their lives: As harried commuters filed aboard a Metro Red Line train at Cleveland Park — jockeying for seats, hoisting bulging tote bags — […]

  • 96-Year-Old Holds Yoga World Record

    96-Year-Old Holds Yoga World Record

    Watch this video to see how a 96 year young woman holds the yoga world record for oldest living yoga teacher. This video REALLY inspired me, and made me rethink some of my lifestyle and attitude choices. Amazing how she both teaches yoga, practices ballroom dancing, has such a positive glow and attitude, and smiles […]

  • 9 Tips For Child Meditation And Quiet Time

    9 Tips For Child Meditation And Quiet Time

    Do you remember lying in the grass as a child, watching the clouds move by and not having a care in the world? Only as adults, we often find ourselves longing back to those times where we could really be in the moment, not thinking about anything else but being in the here and now. […]

  • Meditation Covers Scientific American November 2014 Issue

    Meditation Covers Scientific American November 2014 Issue

    Who would have thought that a science magazine would feature mindfulness, and in a positive light? Science American did just that! Great news for mindfulness as a whole, and for further bridging the now-not-so-big-gap between science and mindfulness. Huffington Post reports: In 2013, the New York Times declared that mindfulness was “having a moment” (pun […]

  • Tweet Yourself To Some Mindfulness

    Tweet Yourself To Some Mindfulness

    When you see someone tweeting about #mindfulness, does it seem a bit strange they’re not spending their time in being mindful instead? That’s exactly what Emma Reynolds at news.com.au was thinking, so she started to investigate. In an article published yesterday, she writes: I’M PRETTY cynical about new-age, hippy trends. Even now yoga is ubiquitous, I can’t […]

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Meditation Not For You? Read This!!

    [INFOGRAPHIC] Meditation Not For You? Read This!!

    Just two days ago, Happify and Dan Harris posted this infographic at the Huffington Post, and prefaced it by saying: “Lately, it seems that meditation has become as prominent in the workplace as weekly meetings — and there couldn’t be a greater reason for it. Research suggests the practice can help boost focus, lower stress […]

  • Laugh Your Way To A Good Meditation

    Laugh Your Way To A Good Meditation

    With her big laughter, Carla Reichman has been compared to the laughing Buddha. In a recent article, Kristine Crane at U.S. News reports on how laughter is being used to help with meditation. When Carla Riechman laughs, you hear it. With her big laughter, the former District of Columbia school teacher has been compared to the […]