meditation

Celebrities Who Practice Meditation

Madison Troxler September 9, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]editation seems like an ancient tradition only practiced by monks, right? Not quite. Meditation is exploding in popularity. Big names, people we look up to, are adopting the practice. If that’s not enough to convince you to try it, here are a few names that might. Jennifer Aniston Everyone comments on her ability to stay looking young…

Take the Mindfulness Approach to Easing Chronic Low Back Pain

Kayla McMahon October 14, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you tired of taking pain medication to get rid of that pesky lower back pain? Have you tried almost everything to make the pain go away? Well, it’s time to kiss chronic low back pain good-bye and say hello to mindfulness. Researchers at Group Health Research Institute recently conducted a study to explore alternatives to pain medication in treating low back…

Meditation is the New Detention

Kayla McMahon October 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hen we think of children, “calm” and “relaxed” are not the first adjectives that come to mind. The children of Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, however, are proving us all wrong. The Baltimore school recently began an after-school program called Holistic Me, where students practice yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation activities. Instead of punishing students with detention, students are sent to the Mindful Moment…

The Key to a Relaxing Commute: Meditation

Kayla McMahon October 28, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s 8 a.m. on a Monday. The subway is crowded, you forgot to grab breakfast, and the person next to you is clearly invading your personal space. You’re two seconds away from giving this person a piece of your mind when suddenly, you pause. Instead of unleashing your raging thoughts, you silently wish well to the personal…

Miranda Kerr Opens Up About Using Meditation to Overcome Depression

Kayla McMahon November 11, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s not easy to talk about mental health issues, but recently, model Miranda Kerr opened up about her experience with depression. Kerr was married to actor Orlando Bloom for three years before the two separated in 2013; after the split, Kerr “fell into a really bad depression.” The Mayo Clinic defines depression as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” A variety of factors can trigger depression…

5 Ways to Manage Your Post-Election Stress

Kayla McMahon November 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]R[/su_dropcap]egardless of which candidate you voted for in the 2016 presidential election, you are most likely experiencing some form of stress caused by this year’s election. According to an online survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of Americans reported the 2016 election as being a significant source of stress. The results showed that it didn’t matter if people were registered as a Democrat or Republican – all were experiencing…

New Study Finds Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Kayla McMahon December 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you one of the many Americans who struggle to keep their high blood pressure under control? If so, don’t lose hope just yet. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 75 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s 1 in every 3 American adults. Anyone can develop high blood pressure and it greatly…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

Can’t Handle the Silence? Try Sound Meditation

Kayla McMahon January 10, 2017 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]M[/su_dropcap]editation has been practiced for thousands of years and has proven to provide many benefits to the mind and body. When meditating, you attempt to minimize negative thoughts about the past and future, and intentionally focus on the present moment. Distractions and thoughts will inevitably arise; notice when they do and come back to your anchor. Meditation is an exercise of the mind that requires practice to master. A few…

Chasing a Good Night’s Sleep

Zach Morgan February 3, 2017 0 comments 0

The world we inhabit today is full of flashing lights, nonstop notifications, and a general air of restlessness, a burning desire to know what is happening around us at all times.  Though this hyper-connectivity is not necessarily a bad thing, it has nevertheless resulted in a palpable effect on the sleep patterns of millions of people.  To that end, we…

Meditation in the Workplace

Zach Morgan February 17, 2017 0 comments 0

The benefits of meditation have long been espoused by academic studies and intensive surveys, and there are many people, myself included, who wish that they could give this ancient practice a try, but are unable to do so given the demanding nature of their schedules.  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard someone lament, “if only I had…

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