Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation

Yale News | November 2011 | By Bill Hathaway Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. Less day dreaming has been associated with increased happiness levels, said […]

When The Student is Ready…

June 2011 | by Terry Kotyshyn There is an adage that says, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I was definitely ready, even though at the time I didn’t realize it. I had just retired and was looking for a beach and a palm tree with my name on it. Circumstances caused […]

My Meditation Journey

April 2003 | by Julia Gibson, Certified Meditation Instructor My journey began on September 09th 2001. The opening ceremony for the upcoming meditation course, the ceremony was to introduce the group now named “Willow Group” to our Master Teacher Phra Dhammamongkolyarn (Luangphor Viriyang Sirintharo) and the Willpower Institute. It was a very exciting experience and quite beautiful, […]

Meditation: Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is highest relaxed state of Body and Mind. The moment we enter into meditation, every muscle, cell, and nervous system start relaxing. Hence, stress starts draining out gradually…

Meditation Boosts Genes That Promote Good Health

Feeling run-down? Try a little chanting, or meditation – seriously. Such relaxation techniques can boost the activity of genes involved in several processes beneficial to health, and they only take a few minutes each day to show results…

Why I Like Meditation

On a beautiful Saturday morning in August about two years ago, I walked to the library across the street from my apartment. As I entered the foyer, my eye was caught by a poster showing a picture of an aged man dressed in garb that I recognized as that of a Thai monk…

Meditation Heals Body and Mind

Often thought of as a hippy-dippy practice aimed at transcendence, meditation is coming into its own as a stress-reduction technique for even the most type-A kind of people…

Meditation: A Simple, Fast Way To Reduce Stress

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and can even improve certain medical conditions…

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level has just been published. What researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ”disease-fighting genes” were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation…

Meditation is Mind Training

Meditation is the discipline of controlling the mind and a state of consciousness characterized by stillness and inner calm. It is not a religion…