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Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness induce a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Various studies demonstrate the practice can help relieve stress — as well as manage anxiety, reduce inflamm...

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Understanding the Power of Meditation

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Tibetan Monks

Tibetan monks meditate for hours upon hours each week. Their devotion to their religious traditions makes them experts in the practice of meditation.

Turns out those experts have a lot to tea...

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Bin He Investigates

Bin He, a neuroengineer at Carnegie Mellon University, decided to look at the brains of Tibetan monks. In a previous study. He and colleagues saw that individuals with meditation experience were be...

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Bin he

“We went to Tibet and measured activity in the brains of monks who had, on average, 15 years of meditation experience — between five and ...

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Bin He Findings

He and his colleagues found that long-term, active meditative practice decreases activity in the default network. This is the brain network associated with the brain at rest — just letting your min...

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“It seems the longer you do meditation, the better your brain will be at self-regulation,” said He. “You don’t have to consume as much en...

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Is there more to know?

There’s still a lot of research that needs to be done to understand the type and amount of practice required to get an effect — and it likely will be different for each person. And with so many way...

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Richard davidson

“Think of it as a form of personal mental hygiene — almost like tooth brushing,” he said. “Humans didn’t evolve brushing their teeth twic...

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