In our era of 24-hour digital distraction, the art paying attention is increasingly difficult. But for many, meditation can …
New study looks at psychosocial factors affecting the likelihood of suffering a stroke
One detail among the many reports emerging about Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old man suspected of killing 12 people in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, stood out: he was a regular meditator.
It can help smokers as they quit, but meditation may not have the same benefits for some mental illnesses as it does for addictions.
There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.
While it might seem that your body and brain aren’t doing much when you’re on break, relaxing triggers a flurry of genetic activity that is responsible for some important health benefits.
Meditation, yoga, aerobic exercise and strength training are popular ways to lower blood pressure, so the latest study compared their effectiveness against common drug and diet treatments.
Most doctors say meditation can’t hurt you, but now there’s reassuring evidence that it may help you as well when it comes to warding off disease.
Overworked, underslept and feeling the pressure? There are plenty of ways to find calm, without investing in a four-hand spa massage. All you need is a pair of lungs, your breath and 10 minutes or less.
Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also associated with structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve …
Meditation isn’t just for hippies any more. And it’s not all about saying ommmm
More Americans are praying about health issues — both for themselves and for the health of others — according to a new study [PDF] published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Infertility treatment is stressful: everyone else seems to be getting pregnant; why can’t you? So what if there were an evidence-based method that could dramatically increase the success of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF?