Meditation May Prevent Obesity

Researchers at Augusta University in Georgia are presenting new research showing a link between meditation and weight management, indicating that meditation may prevent obesity. The study examined two groups of adolescents; one group participated in a mindfulness and meditation class, and … Read More

Yale Uses Guided Imagery to Understand Addiction

Researchers at Yale University are using guided imagery to study and understand addiction. Professors Kathleen Garrison and Marc Potenza, led a study analyzing MRI brain scans of both smokers and non-smokers as they reacted to a guided imagery program designed to stimulate … Read More

How Meditation Increases Happiness

Science shows that for most people, their personal level of happiness or contentment remains constant over time and is not ultimately affected by particularly good or bad events. Although a good or bad event may affect personal happiness in the short … Read More

Meditation Fights Aging

Spanish researchers at Zaragoza University have published a study demonstrating that meditation fights aging at the cellular level. The study, published in the journal Mindfulness, shows that portions of DNA strands associated with aging live longer and are more robust in … Read More

Meditation for Heart Health

In a surprising study conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin, heart disease patients who practiced meditation proved to be a shocking 48% less likely to experience heart attack, stroke, or death than their non-meditating peers. Since Herbert Benson began documenting … Read More

Oprah Uses Meditation for Weight Loss

Losing weight is difficult, and no one knows that better than Oprah Winfrey. Her struggles with eating and weight issues have been tabloid fodder for decades. Now, as a representative for Weight Watchers, Oprah has once again lost weight, vowing this … Read More

Guided Meditation for Pain and Anxiety

Following on the heels of research showing that meditation can be twice as effective as narcotics for pain relief, a Duke University study is showing similar findings.  The Duke study focused on using guided meditation for pain relief and anxiety reduction.  … Read More

Spirituality and Resiliency to Trauma

Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, of the University of Waterloo in Ontario published a paper this month showing significant links between religion, spirituality, and personal responses to trauma. Dr. Meichembaum cites a large body of evidence demonstrating that spirituality and resiliency are almost … Read More

Meditation for Weight Loss

Meditation’s documented effect on emotions and the brain are impressive and have won many converts. Now new evidence is showing that meditation can also impact weight. Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, writing for, explained how a program created to target neurological diseases “had the unexpected … Read More

Meditation Can Save Your Life

Meditation can save your life. So said plane crash survivor and meditation teacher Allan Lokos on CBS Sunday Morning this week. In an interview about the power of mediation, Lokos discussed his meditative practice and how it helped save his … Read More

1 2 3