Today’s spiritual (and sometimes psychology) world feels fake to me. Lots of pretty blond yogis talking about positive vibes, about not allowing negative energy or thoughts to get to you, about surrounding yourself with only supportive positive people.
Unless you live in a bubble on Mars, this is not only not realistic, but this is also a recipe for staying emotionally and psychically dwarfed, never growing or truly learning who you are.
LONDON — Students in England already learn about mathematics, science and history, but hundreds of schools are preparing to expand the traditional curriculum with a new subject: mindfulness.
“It’s so about being in the present moment, about not wandering off”
Mental training such as mindfulness meditation – an accepting awareness of the present moment – has been shown to alter networks in the brain and improve emotional and physical well-being. But researchers are still discovering how such practices change the brain and what differences exist between people who meditate regularly and those who do not.
The news: It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our busy lives, in the office or elsewhere.
Yogis, non-yogis, long-term meditators, and short-term ‘dabblers’ alike will all agree that meditation improves focus. But, until now, no studies had shown how breathing influences attention in the brain. New research explores the neurophysiological effects of controlled breathing.
Lately, more and more studies have confirmed that yoga and mindfulness benefit the brain as much as the body.
A recent study finds that a continuous meditation practice is associated with improvements in sustained attention
El Efecto Telómero: un enfoque revolucionario para vivir más sanos y retrasar el envejecimiento, según la Premio Nobel Elizabeth Blackburn
El pasado mes de enero de 2017, la premio Nobel de Medicina (2009) Elizabeth Blackburn publicó junto a Elissa Epel el bestseller The Telomere Effect (traducido al español como La Solución de los Telómeros), una fascinante obra que nos muestra cómo podemos intervenir voluntariamente en nuestra salud, nuestro bienestar e incluso nuestra longevidad.
Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and hobbies are based on junk science or real evidence. Here’s the fourth entry, on the merits of mindfulness.