Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

3 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Boosts Your Immune System

August 18th, 2020 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World Did you know that you can naturally boost your body’s ability to fight off harmful organisms and increase your body’s resistance by simply meditating? I’m going to tell you how meditation and mindfulness training can do just that. I meditate daily, and I’m always trying […]

A single one-hour meditation session can do wonders for your heart, study shows

(Natural News) As the years go by, more people struggle with anxiety and stress – two “mental monsters” that can significantly affect the well-being of millions every day. In some cases, these mental burdens can even affect our physical health. To address this concern, a team of researchers studied how a “single, […]

Neuroscience Shows Why Breath Practices During Meditation Help with ADHD

Based on recent research, it seems that there’s potential for breath-focused practices to help with ADHD, cognitive decline, and other ailments that affect our ability focus. The Brain’s Response to Breath Practices For thousands of years, Yogic masters and Buddhist sages have alleged that breathing practices, such as yogic panayama and meditation, can benefit […]

5 Ways Meditation Helps the Mind and Body

Wes Annac, Contributor Waking Times We don’t hear as much about the physical benefits of meditation as we do the spiritual. Fortunately, the scientific community is interested in it and has done a fair amount of research on it. Scientists don’t see it as something that will enlighten you or fuel a spiritual journey; […]

Study Shows What Meditation Does To A Specific Network of Genes Within The Human Body

Next Story Science is now catching up to the knowledge outlined in the Vedas, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and other ancient texts. For approximately 5,000 years people have been practicing meditation, proving the positive impact it can have on the body and mind. Science has now accepted that meditation can have powerful effects on human health, […]

New Study Shows How Specific Types Of Meditation Affect Different Areas Of The Brain

Next Story If you look at most ‘masters’ in the field of meditation, a common theme that currently exists is a big misconception about meditation, that it has to be done a certain way, that you have to sit a specific way or do something in particular in order to reap the benefits. These masters […]

Cognitive Benefits of Meditation Last for at Least Seven Years, Study Reveals

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that confirms the many benefits of meditation. These include improved cognitive function, stronger immune system, and lower stress and anxiety. Now, for the first time, scientists have discovered just how long we can expect some of these benefits to persist. Is […]

Middle School Offers Meditation and Calm Space to Help Keep Kids Out of Detention

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times A Philadelphia middle school has started offering tools such as meditation for children who might otherwise be sent to the principal’s office. The school is allowing children and staff to use a new “chill room.” In the room, they are offering tools and strategies to help diffuse tempers […]

Study Shows Cognitive Gains from Meditation Training Maintained Seven Years Later

April 14th, 2018 By Josh Richardson Guest writer for Wake Up World Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. Regular meditation effectively supports mental, emotional and physical health in numerous tangible ways. Several […]

Study Outlines What Prayer, Meditation & Yoga Can Do To The Human Body

Next Story The medicinal benefits of meditation and yoga are now firmly established in scientific literature. One of the latest studies to emerge on the matter comes from Harvard researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). They determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to […]

Why Meditation Can Help You Overcome Depression for Good

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Doctors and psychiatrists are well-versed in the science of antidepressants. They’ve established a body of research showing how levels of certain brain chemicals fluctuate to affect mood, and they can chemically stabilize someone’s mood with pills. But truly healing from depression involves many intangible factors such as diet, the […]

Ancient Cultures Suggest Morning Meditation May Lead to a Deeper Experience

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times According to the beliefs of several ancient cultures, the early morning hours may be ideal for meditation and spiritual reflection. New age and spiritual circles will also claim that if you wake between the hours of 3am and 5am, you may be going through a spiritual awakening. Although […]

Meditation Comprehension for the Youth

January 23rd, 2018 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci Meditation itself is a trick. It is thought to be a complicated practice, but that is confusion. The trick begins in the following contrast: Meditation is a simple practice, and […]

A Meditation to Help Manifest Your Deepest Dreams and Desires

Next Story Mindful awareness opens a person up to the power of intent. Have you ever meditated on love and then had the most loving day or week of your life? Or have you meditated on joy or peace and felt illuminated in the heart by this presence of joyous or peaceful energy in your […]

Breathtaking Film Explains the Purpose of Meditation and the Answer to Human Suffering

Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times Samadhi Part 1: Maya the Illusion of the Self is the first installment in a series by filmmaker Daniel Schmidt. In this visually-stunning film, Schmidt attempts to articulate to the viewer the meaning of samadhi. He also examines how we are the cause of and, through samadhi, the solution to all […]

Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation

November 16th, 2017 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Mindfulness, meditation, and other relaxation techniques can help you live your life more fully present in the moment, heighten your spiritual awareness, and well-being, and simply help you feel more relaxed and positive. Mindfulness is one of the easiest techniques to try out, as it’s more […]

Scientists Show What Meditation Does To The Brain Compared To The Psychedelic Drug, Ayahuasca

Next Story Ailments — physical, emotional, mental, spiritual — are often cured in the modern day world with outside help. Big Pharma’s stranglehold on our health, along with the restrictions on field experts, can hinder us, as individuals, from seeking within to heal from the inside out. That is not to say that some modern medical practices […]

Is a Meditation Habit the Secret to Bulletproof Immunity? Science Says Yes

October 12th, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World Usually we don’t think of our immune system as highly intelligent and flexible, but rather, a mechanical process that (we hope) will take care of business in the background with minimal issue. In the world of science, however, this orientation radically changed in the 80s […]

Meditation Can ‘Turbo Charge’ the Brain by Synchronizing Two Key Regions

Christina Sarich, Staff WriterWaking Times Researchers from Boston University have figured out two areas of the brain which must be activated to ‘turbo charge” cognitive functioning. Two brain regions – the medial frontal and lateral prefrontal cortices – control most executive function. It was found that by synchronizing these areas of our grey matter, […]

American Heart Association Says Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease

October 5, 2017 By Derrick Broze The American Heart Association has released a statement recommending meditation as a way to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.  The American Heart Association has joined the chorus of voices recognizing the benefits of a regular meditation practice. In a statement titled, “Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk […]

Common Misconceptions About Meditation Debunked

The way meditation is depicted in popular culture is misleading. Meditation is not all about finding a blank, thoughtless, blissful, untouchable, and empty inner sanctum. When people talk about meditating this way, it sounds like they are describing the mind of a zombie! Though sometimes meditating can bring a person to a place of blissful […]

The Real Purpose of Meditation: Shifting From Thinking To Feeling With Your Heart

In true meditation, we enter into absolute nothingness, a complete void of experience. Yet, even feeling has its limitation. The heart is never truly satisfied with feeling. At some point, feeling becomes a burden, whether it is the feeling of pleasure, of joy, or even of bliss. Feelings are difficult to handle. In true meditation, […]

Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times A school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has joined many others in turning to an alternative method of discipline. The Success Achievement Academy has stopped using in-school suspension as punishment. Instead, the directors started using yoga as a means of helping students relieve stress and recognize responsibility for their actions. But […]

3rd Eye Mirror Meditation: Do Not Try This Before Reading the Guidelines and Consequences

In the third eye mirror meditation you will see the faces from your previous lives, faces of people from other race, maybe even fairies and aliens.  You could also see demonic images but don’t be petrified because they won’t be able to harm you in any way. Before you start with the meditation you need […]

The Double Eclipse Gateway Is On Its Way & There Is A Global Synchronized Meditation

Next Story This August 2017 represents an opportunity for you to realize more of your unique essence that you have come with to impart into this realm. The month of August combines the Egyptian New Year (called the Lion’s Gate), the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius, the Solar Eclipse in Leo, and the 30 Year […]

The Best Form of Meditation You’re (Probably) Not Doing

You might know this about me already, but I’m a big advocate for meditation of all kinds.  There are a multitude of different types of meditation options available. With so many options, it can be pretty confusing to know what to do and what will work best for you. I’m going to touch briefly on […]

Meditation and Yoga Change Your DNA to Reverse Effects of Stress, Study Shows

Many people participate in practices such as meditation and yoga because they help us relax. At least those are the immediate effects we feel. But much more is happening on a molecular level, reveal researchers out of Coventry University in England. Published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, this new research examined 18 studies on mind-body […]

Stunning research finds that yoga and meditation literally "repair" your DNA to eliminate disease and depression

(Natural News) Balancing activities like Tai Chi, yoga and meditation are touted for their ability to promote a sense of well-being and reduce stress, but is there more to it than meets the eye? While these exercises are known for being great ways to relax, new research has shown that their benefits extend far past […]

How Music and Meditation Address Memory Loss

June 9th, 2017 By Josh Richardson Guest writer for Wake Up World Meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. The effects are even more pronounced with music. In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team […]

Mind-Body Connection During Meditation Can Now Be Measured, Thanks To Science

There are some “scientists” out there who believe that the mind-body connection is complete pseudoscience. This is very strange, especially given the fact that countless peer-reviewed studies published by many reputable scientists and institutions have shown a direct connection between our mind and our body. We’ll get to some more examples later in the article, […]

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