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Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being


Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being Introduction Definition of Meditation The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines meditation as a “mind-body” method. This category of complementary and alternative medicine includes interventions that employ a variety of techniques that facilitate the mind’s capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. In meditation, a person [...]

Breathing In Verses Spacing Out


Breathing In vs. Spacing Out http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/magazine/breathing-in-vs-spacing-out.html?emc=eta1 JAN. 14, 2014 Two and a half millenniums ago, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama travelled to Bodh Gaya, India, and began to meditate beneath a tree. Forty-nine days of continuous meditation later, tradition tells us, he became the Buddha — the enlightened one. More recently, a psychologist named Amishi [...]

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making


Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making One 15-minute focused-breathing meditation may help people make smarter choices, according to new research from researchers at INSEAD and The Wharton School. The findings are published in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. People have trouble cutting their losses: They hold on to [...]

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