Meditation May Soothe Stressed Hearts
A new study suggests that meditation may improve the ability
of the blood vessels to relax and reduce the risk of heart disease.
How to Get Smarter, One
Breath at a Time
Everyone around the water cooler knows that meditation reduces
stress. But with the aid of advanced brainscanning technology,
researchers are beginning to show that meditation directly affects
the function and structure of the brain, changing it in ways
that appear to increase attention span, sharpen focus and improve
Buddhists Really Are Happier
Scientists say they have evidence to show that Buddhists really
are happier and calmer than other people.
Meditation May Bolster
Meditation may not only produce a calming effect, but new research
suggests that the practice of Buddhist meditation may produce
lasting changes in the brain.
Meditation May Cut Future
Heart Disease Risks
Meditation can help heart health, a study from the Medical College
of Georgia shows.
How to Meditate
A list of links to articles on how and why to meditate. Meditation
is one of the best stress-reduction techniques of all time, but
it does much more than that.
Meditation and the Brain
Research shows that long-term meditators have white-matter fibers
that are either more numerous, more dense or more insulated throughout
the brain, and the normal age-related decline of white-matter
tissue is considerably reduced in active meditation practitioners.
Mastering Your Own Mind
Distracted? Angry? Envious? There's growing evidence that attention,
emotion regulationeven loveare skills that can be
trained through the practice of meditation. Perhaps it's time
for you to become a high-performance user of your own brain.
Giving Meditation a Spin
Search the medical database PubMed using "meditation"
as the keyword, and you'll find there have been more than 1,200
scientific papers involving the subject published since the 1950s.
Only in recent years, however armed with cutting-edge
technologies such as functional MRI scans have neuroscientists
been able to look inside the brain to try to tell if the practice
can produce physical change.
Building Up the Brain
Regular meditation is shown to add heft to a region vital to
thoughts and emotions.