Meditation & Yoga News

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 ...

Forget Wedded Bliss: Marital Stress Linked to Depression

April 27th, 2014
Forget Wedded Bliss: Marital Stress Linked to DepressionMarital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the study found that people ...

Compassion Helps Promote Better Health in Older Adults

April 19th, 2014
Compassion Helps Promote Better Health in Older AdultsOlder women, individuals who have initiative and those who have suffered a recent loss are more likely to be compassionate to strangers, according to new research from ...

Advancing Research on Meditation with Imaging, Data Coding

April 4th, 2014
Advancing Research on Meditation with Imaging, Data Coding New research utilizes advances in brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science -- and the reported mental health benefits -- of meditation. “In ...