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American Heart Association Says Meditation May Reduce Heart Disease

By Derrick Broze The American Heart Association has released a statement recommending meditation as a way to potentially reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association has joined the chorus of voices recognizing the benefits of a regular meditation practice. In a statement titled, “Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: A Scientific Statement From…

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The Importance of the Vagus Nerve in Health and Well-Being

By Anna Hunt At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe…

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Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

By Anna Hunt A school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has joined many others in turning to an alternative method of discipline. The Success Achievement Academy has stopped using in-school suspension as punishment. Instead, the directors started using yoga as a means of helping students relieve stress and recognize responsibility for their actions. But does yoga instead…

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Meditation and Yoga Change Your DNA to Reverse Effects of Stress, Study Shows

By Anna Hunt Many people participate in practices such as meditation and yoga because they help us relax. At least those are the immediate effects we feel. But much more is happening on a molecular level, reveal researchers out of Coventry University in England. Published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, this new research examined 18…

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Yoga and Meditation Could Potentially Reverse the Genetic Effects of Stress

By Carey Wedler A review of multiple studies focusing on the effects of mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation has found that these efforts may have the potential to reverse genetic expressions of stress. As the analysis, published this month in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, explains: While some MBIs, such as yoga, Tai Chi,…

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Experiments With Meditation Expose the Fallacy of Medicating Kids for ADHD

By Alex Pietrowski Experts cannot agree on a single, simple definition of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but do agree that it causes unfavorable behavior in educational, professional and correctional institutions. Even the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the bible of psychiatric diagnosis, defines it using a multiple choice test for an array of behavioral…

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Which Type of Meditation Suits You Best? [Infograph]

By Kaylee W, Natural Blaze We all need moments of calm from day to day, and year to year. Life can be stressful or upsetting, and that can bode ill for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Some people choose to follow unhealthful paths—neglecting exercise or eating unhealthfully, for example. But there’s another solution that can…

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