- May 1st, 2013
Have you ever wanted to meditate but just didn’t know how to start? This month’s Inner Balance can put you on the right path—and it’s easier than you’d think.
Excerpted from the new book Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease by Ajayan Borys. Published with permission of New World Library (newworldlibrary.com).
- March 1st, 2013
People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions in which psychological stress plays a major role—such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma— may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques according to a new study published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
- March 1st, 2013
Through research performed in the last twenty years, we now have ample scientific evidence for the existence and power of the mind-body connection. Numerous studies have increased our understanding of the mind-body link, demonstrating it to be a powerful tool for improving the quality of our lives.Exploring a key to health and happinessBy Mary Jo Ricketson
- January 1st, 2013
African-Americans with heart disease who practiced transcendental meditation regularly were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die from all causes compared with African-Americans who attended a health education class over more than five years, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
- July 1st, 2012
Yoga has grown in popularity for a variety of reasons. Among them is its ability to reduce mental and physical stress, improve mood, and slow the aging process.
- July 1st, 2012
Part of truly appreciating our human experience is enjoying the sweetness of life—a perfectly ripe peach, a fresh slice of homemade bread, or a scoop of chocolate ice cream. However, at a time when we have access to the world’s rich variety of sweet delicacies more than ever before, the number of people with difficulties metabolizing sugar in their bloodstream soars.A Mind-Body Approach to DiabetesBy Sheila Patel, MD
- May 1st, 2012
A new brain study by researchers at Yale University shows that people who meditate regularly are able to switch off parts of the brain associated with anxiety, schizophrenia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and other problems.Experience the therapeutic effects of meditation.By Dr. Matthew B. James, PhD
- March 1st, 2012
These days, meditation is fashionable—a way for privileged individuals to attend special events, consume good food, interact with like-minded people, and have their picture taken with a famous Buddhist Lama. Obviously, this is not genuine practice. True meditation heightens your sensitivity and sharpens your insight.Perspective on Meditation in the Buddhist Traditionby Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
- February 1st, 2012
It is a misunderstanding to think that the practice of meditation is merely a method for relieving stress and achieving peace for oneself, alone.Meditation isn't only about achieving peace for oneself!by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
- October 20th, 2011
In the late 1960s, the renowned French physician Alfred Tomatis was summoned to a Benedictine monastery in the south of France to investigate a mysterious illness that had flattened the unfortunate brothers. “Seventy of the 90 monks were slumping in their cells like wet dishrags,” he later wrote. The cause of their lethargy?Joseph Hooper