Just as fitness improves the body, meditation trains the mind; however, numerous methods for mind exercise including the principle of meditation and its mastery exist in the public domain. The Buddhist custom likens the term “meditation” to the US sports. Source: How To Meditate – A Quick Guide to Meditation
Just 10 minutes a day spent practising mindfulness meditation can improve concentration and the ability to keep information active in one‘s mind, a function known as “working memory”. The brain literally requires fewer brain resources to do tasks. Source: Mindfulness meditation: Ten minutes a day improves cognitive function
One in five people in the UK become depressed at some point in their lives, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In our culture of information overload, it’s important that you make an active effort to manage your stress levels to help prevent burnout. Source: 5 mindfulness apps to
With origins dating back some 4,000 years in China, Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Gung (or Qigong) are based around the concept of Chi (sometimes spelled as Qi), the vital life energy which circulates through the body in channels called meridians. Source: Meditation in Movement: Tai Chi Chuan and Chi
I completely missed this review article by Posner and colleagues when it appeared, and am grateful for Bäumli’s mention of it in her recent brief essay, which gives this link for downloading it. It has a mind-numbing amount of information on research into the brain correlates of meditative practice and competence, summary tables, references, graphics.
For a thousand years, people have reported feeling better by meditating but there has never been a systematic study that quantified stress and how much stress changes as a direct result of meditation until now. U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers spent a year collaborating with a team of scientists from
Breathing Zone – sit back and relax as the animated breathing guide gently slows the pace of your breathing. Research indicates that it has been shown to lower blood pressure.I have been using the Breathing Zone application for several years. What I particularly like about this application is that is simple, simple to use, simple to set up.