Mindfulness Meditation Helps in Pain Management

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Did you know that meditation has the capability to reduce emotional pain by 44 percent?

According to a new study, mindfulness meditation exhibited even stronger physical pain reductions than morphine. An elaborate study looks at how the brains of meditators respond to pain. The study is yet to be published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Read more about the new study, meditation, and pain management here: Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study

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Achieving Peace of Mind During the Holidays

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The holiday season involves a lot of socializing, preparing, gift wrapping, and other stressful and mind-boggling scenarios. So why is it called the “season of joy?” How do you achieve peace of mind?

Practicing mindfulness. Do not do it only during holiday season, but practice it every day and make it a part of your daily life. It can be practiced while washing the dishes, doing laundry, sweeping the floor, and other minute and simple tasks one gets to do every day.

For more ideas on how to achieve peace of mind and truly experience the season of joy, read the article here: PEACE OF MIND: All I want for Chirstmas is mindfulness

 

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Feeling Discriminated? Practice Mindfulness

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Are you faced with a situation wherein you feel discriminated? How does your mind or body response? How should your response? Do you say nothing and keep such pain within?

Arthur Zajonc, author of Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry: When Knowing Becomes Love, talks about practicing mindfulness and self-awareness. In his book, Zajonc explained how Dalai Lama was able to “carry not only their trials but also the burden of those under their care…with grace and lightness that belies the fullness of their heavy hearts…because they discovered the secret of empathetic knowing and equanimity when confronted with suffering.”

So how do you resort to mindfulness in the middle of discriminatory situations? Check the article here: When Faced with Discrimination, Practice Mindfulness

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Why Christians Should Also Practice Mindfulness

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Steven Stanley said to make a living out of mindfulness is now extremely possible since the practice is now becoming increasingly professionalized.

However, do we really understand how mindfulness works? Is it only for a certain religion? Should Christians also practice it?

Rev Shaun Lambert trained extensively in counselling and psychotherapy explains ho it works and if Christians should practice mindfulness.

Read about it here. Mindfulness: How it works and why Christians should practise it

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Prevent Skin Wrinkles with Meditation

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Are you stressed or overwhelmed? Are you constantly feeling anxious over getting things done and not getting things done? Did you know that your skin suffers from stress and anxiety?

Instead of allowing our skin to suffer from all the stress and anxiety, let us work towards stress relief through meditation.

Dina Kaplan, the founder of New York City meditation company, The Path, helps us to keep the stress off our skin.

Learn some tips here: Stress Wrinkles & Meditation Relief: How Anxiety Can Trigger Premature Skin Care Aging Part 3

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Experiencing the Venice Full Circle

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Full Circle is a class that’s all about “leaving linear time and [meeting] the part of yourself which already has access to your future state.”

Yes. A little bit creepy, but exciting at the same time. However, they did it for science.

Danielle Directo-Mestong shares her firsthand experience with regard to this. Read more about it here: What It’s Like to Meditate and Meet Our Future Selves at Venice’s Full Circle

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Science Explains Why Meditation Is Good for Stress and Sex

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Science has both good and bad news regarding stress.

Your stress is keeping you from having the best sex you can. The good news is you can change that with just a few minutes of meditation every day.

Meditation not only reduces stress and helps us focus but it also allows us to connect better with our partners and enjoy intimacy even more.

Still not convinced? Check out this article: Meditation Helps You Have Better Sex — Here’s the Science Behind Why

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Meditation Is Not Thinking About Anything at All

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A lot of us think that meditation involves poses and certain kinds of music that can help us concentrate on one thought or thing. However, that is wrong.

The truth is that meditation is about not thinking about anything. It is not thinking at all.

Not convinced? Check this article out.  Meditation: Not Thinking at All

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Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Years

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Do you know the science of meditation and mindfulness? How about their history? Its status today? Developments?

Buddhist monk turned entrepreneur Andy Puddicombe made an application called Headspace. It is a meditation app that has been downloaded millions of times around the world who have varied levels of meditating experience.

On the other hand, Jon Kabat-Zinn, has been credited for bring meditation and mindfulness into the American consciousness during the late 1970s.

Let us learn from these two and how meditation and mindfulness have changed their lives. Read the article here: The Science Of Mindfulness And Meditation

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Who Do You Want to Be?

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When we were younger, we were asked by our parents about who or what we want to be in the future. Some wanted to become doctors and engineers; others just want to be alive and live a normal life. Others didn’t know the answer.

This is why it is vital that we map out things, qualities, and goals for ourselves with the use of a “mandala”.

What is a “mandala”? How does it help us determine who we want to be?

Read here for answers: The Buddha Walks into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be

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Mindful Eating Is Key to Battle Obesity

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Battling obesity is one of the problems faced today by experts. However, a new trick might just be the answer.

A study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine suggests that teaching people how to eat their way to enlightenment might treat obesity.

Read the full article here: Obesity Rate May Improve With Mindful Eating: How Meditating During Meals Helps With Weight Loss

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