Meditation & Yoga News

CBT Mindfulness for Depression May Also Reduce MD Visits

August 22nd, 2014
New Canadian research finds a reduction in primary care visits among individuals receiving mindfulness-based therapy for depression. Investigators discovered frequent health service users who received mindfulness-based cognitive therapy showed a significant reduction in non-mental health care visits over a one-year period, compared with ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

Exercise, Relaxation Can Reduce Social Anxiety

July 18th, 2014
Researchers from Queen’s University have found that exercise and relaxation practices can help people with social anxiety disorders view the world more positively. Adam Heenan, a Ph.D. candidate, discovered exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can literally change the way people perceive the ...

Hypnotic Relaxation May Ease Men’s Hot Flashes

July 12th, 2014
Men who experience hot flashes may suffer in silence, but a new study finds that hypnotic relaxation therapy could provide some relief. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery showed a ...

Insomnia Often Related to Stress

July 4th, 2014
New research identifies a link between the way people cope with stress and the development of insomnia. Saliently, researchers discovered many of the normal methods to cope with stress are linked to insomnia, a finding that suggests emerging therapeutic interventions such as mindfulness ...

Stress Reduction from Brief Mindfulness Meditation

July 3rd, 2014
New research suggests that short-term mindfulness meditation practice -- 25 minutes for three consecutive days -- alleviates psychological stress. Mindfulness meditation has rapidly gained popularity as a method to help people relieve stress and improve overall health. But despite its growing acceptance, most research ...

How Different Types of Meditation Affect the Brain

May 19th, 2014
How Different Types of Meditation Affect the BrainBe it mindfulness, zen, acem, meditation drumming, chakra, Buddhist, or transcendental meditation, there are countless ways to meditate. Researchers are now parsing how the brain works during ...

Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related Illness

May 17th, 2014
Mindfulness Training May Ease Combat Stress, Related IllnessMindfulness meditation training may help U.S. Marines prepare for and recover from stressful combat situations. This could help reduce the growing trend of stress-related health conditions among military ...

Suppressing Positive Emotions Can Lead to Postpartum Depression

April 30th, 2014
Suppressing Positive Emotions Can Lead to Postpartum DepressionNew research discovers that the suppression of positive feelings can play an important role in the development of postpartum depression. Investigators believe this finding has implications for the treatment ...

Meditation, Yoga Can Help Women with Bladder Problems

April 28th, 2014
Meditation, Yoga Can Help Women with Bladder Problems A new study shows that a specific yoga program can improve pelvic health and reduce mental stress for the 20 million American women who have some ...