by Jill Sakai for University of Wisconsin-Madison News With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers… Read More »Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes with Meditation
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By Vicki Zakrzewski for Huffington Post Imagine this: In the middle of a lesson, one of your students deliberately makes an offensive remark that causes the other students to laugh and threatens to derail your… Read More »Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?
By Jan Hoffman for The New York Times Mindfulness meditation, the ancient and flourishing practice that increases awareness of random thoughts and redirects attention to the present moment, has been used to manage stress, depression and even… Read More »How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
From ScienceDaily People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to… Read More »Mindfulness Meditation May Relieve Chronic Inflammation
By Dian Land for University of Wisconsin-Madison News Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by UW–Madison neuroscientists. The researchers found that during a pain experiment, expert meditators… Read More »Meditation Expertise Changes Experience of Pain