Mindfulness

Rx Meditation: Headspace’s New Prescription Strategy Could Change the Way We All Meditate

Rx Meditation Science has taken an interest in meditation and numerous studies have found at least some benefit… and really no adverse effects. Consumers of all ages around the world have also picked up on the health benefits, low costs, and negligible risks of meditation. Maybe the healthcare industry is ready to give clinicians a …

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Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Everything In Between

Meditation 101 Meditation is supposed to be simple, even relaxing. For many, however, it can be confusing and cause tension. Fitness Goat provides us with a Meditation 101 guide that lists many types of meditation and reassures us that it takes time. “I am incapable of meditating,” admitted a friend of mine just the other …

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Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders

Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders At a time when the US faces a crisis of opioid abuse, it is refreshing to see that mind body approaches help substance disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has pulled together research specific to a number of mind body approaches. Mindfulness-based approaches have …

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Is Wholeness the Secret of Well-Being? 

Wholeness Sometimes the simplest concept can be the most complex to understand. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (and martial arts) there is the idea of Yin and Yang– two opposite aspect that make one whole. Many consumers as well as providers have moved from a decomposition model to systemic understanding. The body is no longer distinct …

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Science Supports Meditation: In Depth | NCCIH

Science Supports Meditation Meditation, mindfulness, etc. have generated much interest recently. For thousands of years humanity has recognized the importance of mind – body practices like meditation, yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and more. Increasingly, conventional science supports meditation as this recent article from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health highlights. What Is Meditation? Meditation is …

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Holistic Pain Relief: Trying to cure the opioid epidemic without drugs

Holistic Pain Relief You know Holistic Health has arrived when “a redneck from Tennessee” becomes a spokesperson. Holistic Health benefits everyone, not just soccer moms and millennials. It is time to stop looking at “alternative drugs” to replace opioids as first line response to pain management. A better approach is holistic pain relief. We must …

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Wing Chun May Strengthen Older Adults, Reports Study

Wing Chun Strengthens Older Adults Anyone who has watched a kung fu movie has probably seen the student practicing on a wooden dummy. Working at different speeds, the student lifts the pegs that represent arms and delivers various punch combinations. It is relaxing just to watch. However, this is not limited to young students who …

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The Benefits of Being Present

Being Present Mindfulness is in vogue. We hear phrases like “just breathe”. Yoga pants sell at over $100. Once reserved for parks in China, Tai Chi classes dot the US landscape. Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, has found mindfulness improves his productivity as well as Aetna’s workforce. Perhaps we should pause, just a moment, and consider …

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Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research, published in the journal Cancer, found that women who practiced Tibetan yoga at least two times …

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