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Variety is key for anxiety-reducing meditation at universities

Waterloo - Attending university can be a stressful experience for many and lowering anxiety helps with the student experience. A new Canadian study finds that variety is important to nudge large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour.

After yoga, meditation breaks into the mainstream

New York - It is 5 pm, otherwise known as rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads straight for her daily dose of peace and quiet -- half an hour at meditation studio "Mndfl.

New app seeks to lower stress through meditation

A new app, called Aura, combines mindfulness meditations with machine learning to fight stress and anxiety. The developers state the app to be the first meditation app to combine machine-learning with three-minute mindfulness meditations.

Practice of meditation and ballet linked to increased wisdom

Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that the continuous practice of meditation and ballet can help increase a person's wisdom.

Sri Chinmoy: Pushing physical and spiritual limits Commissioned

Meditation has long been associated with spiritual awakening and deep relaxation, but we uncover the roots of a particular mode of meditation launched by Sri Chinmoy, an Indian spiritual guru whose meditative theories extended into the athletic world.

Mindfulness meditation can help you sleep better says new study

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California have found that a brief session of mindfulness meditation can help individuals sleep better.

Meditation may delay age-related deterioration of brain

A new study from the Brain Mapping Center at the University of California at Los Angeles, shows that meditating daily over a few years can reduce age-related memory loss.

Op-Ed: Why 2015 is the year meditation will make its mark

The benefits of mediation have long been extolled by those who practice it, but it’s only recently that the rest of the world has begun to take note. So what exactly is it about meditation that is enticing so many?

Study: Meditation as effective as psychotherapy for depression

Stockholm - Group meditation classes improve depression and anxiety just as well as expensive private therapy sessions, according to a brand new study.

Meditation may make even first-time practitioners more creative

A new study has concluded that meditation can enhance creativity in individuals even when they have no prior experience of meditation techniques.

Evidence suggests meditation could improve business decisions

Research from INSEAD and The Wharton School research shows that 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation can help us think more rationally and make more profitable decisions.

Review: Boarding the Spa Stress Express Special

Port Hope - I recently had the opportunity to do a weekend getaway at Ste. Anne’s Family of Spas, just over an hour east of Toronto. The original Ste. Anne’s location is located on over 500 acres of rolling hills near Grafton, Ontario in Northumberland County.

Depression: Neuroplasticity and 'giving' therapy is science based

With depression rates growing continuously every year, two reports recently published in IONS may offer more insight and help.

Psychotherapist : Reading good books is therapeutic Special

George Town - Books can heal you and reading good books is more than a hobby, it's a therapy in itself, says psychotherapist Dr. Richard Singer.

Meditation changes brain structure, confirms new research

Boston - Meditation not only calms down an agitated brain but also causes structural changes in the brain that can improve several functions, as found by a news research study conducted in Boston, Massachusetts.

Meditation is a Good Healer

Have you ever tried practicing meditation? Do you enjoy being in solitude?

Meditation-Not just for Buddhists anymore

For the past 40 years, meditation has been slowly joining the ranks of western medicine techniques to help the mind and the body. It is something that anyone can do and you don't have to be a Buddhist to get great results.
 

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