25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. New research from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief mindfulness meditation practice – 25 minutes for three consecutive days – alleviates … Read more

Mindfulness contributes to better emotional and physical well being

Mindfulness is linked to self-regulation throughout the day, and that this may be an important way that mindfulness contributes to better emotional and physical well-being in our daily life or lifestyle. A new study from the University of Utah shows that individuals who describe themselves as being more mindful have more stable emotions and perceive … Read more

Meditation may relieve arthritis, asthma and other chronic diseases

People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a standardized approach for teaching stress reduction through mindfulness meditation, yoga and body-awareness techniques. MBSR teaches the use of focused … Read more

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